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Lexicographers at war
A few weeks ago a photograph came to light showing an Oxford English Dictionary lexicographer on active service during the First World War: the only such photo known to us….
100 words that define the First World War
Discover the ways in which the events of the First World War left their mark on the English language with our interactive timeline.
Appeals news: results from WWI Appeals
Evidence submitted from the WWI-related Appeals has now been incorporated in the latest OED update. Nine of the twelve requests yielded results which helped us to update the corresponding OED…
100 words that define World War I
Below is a complete listing of our selection of 100 words that define World War I. You can also browse and find out more about these words in our interactive…
WWI revised words list
Revised words ammo, n. anti-aircraft, adj. and n. Anzac, n. archducal, adj. archducate, n. archduchess, n. archduchy, n. archduke, n. archdukedom, n. Archibald, n. Archie, n. Archie, v. armistice, n….
Release notes: The language of World War I
By 1914 military involvement overseas had long been leaving its mark on the English language. We can go back to the Elizabethan age, for example, to England’s deep engagement in…
Chief Editor’s notes June 2014
The Oxford English Dictionary’s detailed documentation of the English language also serves as a record of social history. On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War (1914-18),…
Appeals News: Words from the First World War
To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War (1914–18), the OED is revising a set of vocabulary related to or coined during the war. Part of…
First World War Centenary
2014 marks the start of the first centenary of World War One and the Oxford English Dictionary will be exploring the language of the First World War throughout the centenary…