March 2018 update

More than 700 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including cultural appropriation, trans*, and bubble water.

You can read about other new and revised meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.

In our release notes, Jonathan Dent, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED, investigates the formal language of sexuality and gender identity, exploring terms such as agender and intersexual here.

This update also sees the addition of more than a hundred Welsh English pronunciations for words borrowed from Welsh into English, such as cwtch, cariad, pennill, and pryddest. Find out more about this here.

See a full list of new words, subentries, and senses added in this update.

The OED publishes four updates a year. The next update will be added to the dictionary in June 2018.