How are words added to the OED?

How are words added to the OED?

Words come into the English language in all manner of ways. The OED’s mission is to record all of these word stories, capturing their development as they continue to unfold.

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Words from the 1960s OED

Words from the 1960s

If youth had flexed its muscles in the 1950s, in the 1960s it ruled the roost. Out on the streets, in the clubs and on the campuses, it was young…

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Words at Work OED Appeal

Words at Work

Can you help us to identify the words, phrases, and expressions particular to your workplace?   Has a server ever comped your desserts? What did the plumber mean when they…

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