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OED Appeals

Appeals update: March 2019

Appeals to you: #wordswhereyouare and #hobbywords Last year saw the ninetieth anniversary of the completion of the first edition of the OED, and as part of the celebration we’ve been…

Hobby words: an update

Earlier this year, we asked the public to tell us about the words that they use in their hobbies. We received hundreds of submissions, and here we take a look at some of the most notable…

Youth words

We want to hear about the unique words and expressions that children and young people use.

Words Where You Are: an update

To mark the start of the Oxford English Dictionary’s 90th birthday celebrations we launched the first of a series of public appeals designed to help us expand and update the…

How good is your World English?

Do you know what a ‘tackie’, a ‘backie’, or a ‘bunny hug’ is? The Oxford English Dictionary is asking for your help in identifying and recording those distinctive words and…

Release notes: parenting words

The last ten years have been particularly fruitful ones for the Oxford English Dictionary. Over that time, staff have celebrated the birth of twenty-five babies, and a lexicographer bringing a…