December 2006 update

List of new words

  • pomerac, n.
  • po-mo, n.2
  • po-mo, adj.2
  • pomodoro, n.
  • Pompe, n.
  • pomped, adj.1
  • pompe funèbre, n.
  • Pompeii worm, n.
  • pomper, v.
  • pom-pom, n.3
  • pom-pom-pull-away, n.
  • ponasterone, n.
  • Ponca, n. and adj.
  • pondered, adj.
  • pondokkie, n.
  • pond scum, n.
  • Pontefract, n.
  • Pontiac fever, n.
  • Pontine, adj.1
  • pontooned, adj.
  • pony car, n.
  • ponzu, n.
  • -poo, comb. form
  • pooch, v.1
  • pooch, v.2
  • poochie, n.
  • poofter, n.2
  • pooling, n.1
  • pool price, n.2
  • poopsie, n.
  • poopy, n. and int.
  • poopy, adj.1
  • poopy, adj.2
  • poopy suit, n.
  • poot, n. and int.
  • poot, v.
  • po’ouli, n.
  • pop-cult, n.
  • popiah, n.
  • popism, n.2
  • popist, n.
  • popmobility, n.
  • Popovtsy, n.
  • pop quiz, n.
  • pop-riveted, adj.
  • pop shot, n.
  • pop sock, n.
  • popstrel, n.
  • Pop Tart, n.1
  • pop tart, n.2
  • poptastic, adj.
  • popular beat combo, n.
  • Populuxe, n. and adj.
  • pop-under, n. and adj.
  • porcelained, adj.
  • porcelainized, adj.
  • porcelainizing, n.
  • porcelanized, adj.
  • porchetta, n.
  • porcino, n.
  • porencephalia, n.
  • Porfirian, adj.
  • porifer, n.
  • porin, n.
  • poriomania, n.
  • pork, v.
  • porking, n.2
  • Porkopolis, n.
  • porky, n.2
  • pororoca, n.
  • porosimeter, n.
  • porosimetry, n.
  • porosis, n.2
  • porphyrized, adj.
  • Porro prism, n.
  • port, n.10
  • portably, adv.
  • portainer, n.
  • Portaloo, n.
  • Porta Potti, n.
  • portastudio, n.
  • portice, n.
  • porting, n.2
  • portobello, n.2
  • Portosan, n.
  • portulacaceous, adj.
  • porus, n.
  • poseable, adj.
  • posedown, n.
  • poset, n.
  • posey, adj.
  • poshly, adv.
  • posho, n.2 and adj.
  • positionality, n.
  • positraction, n.
  • Posix, n.
  • posole, n.
  • posser, n.
  • posseting, n.1
  • POSSLQ, n.
  • post, adv.2
  • postage-free, adv. and adj.
  • post-boomer, n.
  • postcode, v.
  • post-colonialism, n.
  • post-colonialist, adj. and n.
  • post-coloniality, n.
  • post-communism, n. and adj.
  • post-concussion, adj.
  • post-concussional, adj.
  • post-coordinate, adj.
  • postcranium, n.
  • post-Diana, adv. and adj.
  • poster, v.
  • posteriad, adv.
  • posteriormost, adj.
  • post-exposure, adj. and adv.
  • post facto, adj. and adv.
  • postfertilization, adj. and adv.
  • post-Fordism, n.
  • post-Fordist, adj.
  • post-Gutenberg, adj.
  • post-human, adj. and n.
  • post-humanism, n.1
  • posthumanism, n.2
  • post-humanist, adj. and n.
  • postilizing, n.
  • postillating, adj.
  • Post-it, n.
  • postlike, adj.2
  • post line, n.1
  • post-materialism, n.
  • post-materialist, adj. and n.
  • post-materialistic, adj.
  • post-minimal, adj.
  • post-minimalism, n.
  • post-minimalist, adj. and n.
  • post-modernity, n.
  • postmodify, v.
  • post-polio, adj.
  • post-pubescent, adj. and n.
  • post-punk, adj. and n.
  • postrenal, adj.
  • post rock, n.1
  • post-rock, adj. and n.2
  • PostScript, n.2
  • postseason, n. and adj.
  • post-up, n.
  • postvention, n.
  • postviral, adj.
  • potae, n.
  • potassian, n.
  • potato head, n.
  • potentiodynamic, adj.
  • potica, n.
  • potless, adj.
  • pot rack, n.1
  • potsticker, n.
  • potted, adj.2
  • Potter, n.4
  • potteress, n.
  • potty, v.
  • POTUS, n.
  • poudre de riz, n.
  • pouf, v.
  • poufy, adj.
  • pouker, n.
  • poukwain, n.
  • poule au riz, n.
  • pouncer, n.3
  • pound sign, n.
  • poupou, n.
  • poured, adj.
  • pour-on, adj. and n.
  • poutine, n.
  • povidone, n.
  • povo, n.
  • power bar, n.
  • power curve, n.
  • power-down, n.
  • power dress, v.
  • power-dressed, adj.
  • power dresser, n.
  • power dressing, n.
  • power dressing, adj.
  • powered-down, adj.
  • powered-up, adj.
  • power function, n.
  • powerhead, n.
  • powerlifter, n.
  • powerlifting, n.
  • power rating, n.
  • power-shop, v.
  • power shopper, n.
  • power shopping, n.
  • power skating, n.
  • power trip, n.
  • power-trip, v.
  • power-up, n.
  • power walk, n.
  • power-walk, v.
  • power-walker, n.
  • power walking, n.
  • Poynting–Robertson, n.
  • Pr, n.
  • practicking, n.
  • pradhan, n.
  • praefericulum, n.
  • pragmalinguistic, adj.
  • pragmalinguistics, n.
  • pragmaticist, n.
  • prairie school, n.
  • prajna, n.
  • prajnaparamita, n.

In addition to these new entries, a number of new subordinate entries were added to existing entries. These include:

  • (Under pompadour, n., adj., and adv.)
    • pompadour cotinga
    • Pompadour pink
    • pompadour-coloured
  • (Under pompano, n.)
    • Irish pompano
  • (Under pomp, n.1)
    • pomp rock
  • (Under pompom, n.1)
    • pompom girl
  • (Under pompous, adj. and adv.)
    • pompous-sounding
  • (Under pond, n.)
    • pond bush
    • pond cypress
    • pond dipping
    • pond duck
    • pond frog
    • pond heron
    • Indian pond heron
    • pond hockey
    • pond life
    • pond liner
    • pondpenny
    • pond pike
    • pond slider
    • pond terrapin
    • European pond terrapin
    • pond hole
  • (Under ponderomotive, adj.)
    • ponderomotively
  • (Under pong, v.1)
    • ponging
  • (Under pontoon, n.1)
    • pontoon boat
    • pontoon plane
  • (Under pony, n. and adj.)
    • pony ballet
    • pony beer
    • pony keg
  • (Under poodle, n.)
    • poodle parlour
    • poodle skirt
  • (Under pool, n.1)
    • pool frog
  • (Under pool, v.1)
    • pool-hole
  • (Under pool-drive, v.)
    • pool driving
  • (Under poop, n.1)
    • the Poop
  • (Under poopy, n. and int.)
    • poopy-plops
  • (Under poor, adj. and n.1)
    • Poor Knights
    • Poor Knights of Windsor
    • poor roll
  • (Under poor, v.)
    • pooring
  • (Under pop, n.1)
    • pop machine
  • (Under pop, n.8 and adj.)
    • pop-picker
    • pop wine
  • (Under popify, v.)
    • popified
  • (Under poplar, n.)
    • poplar leaf beetle
    • poplar tentmaker
    • poplar-bordered
  • (Under Popovtsy, n.)
    • Popovtsism
  • (Under popped, adj.)
    • popped corn
  • (Under poppet, n.)
    • poppet hole
  • (Under population, n.1)
    • population centre
    • population III
  • (Under poral, adj.)
    • porally
  • (Under porcellanite, n.)
    • porcellanitic
  • (Under porch, n.)
    • porch swing
    • porch light
  • (Under pork, n.1)
    • pork belly
    • pork-belly futures
    • pork ham
    • pork scratchings
    • pork sword
    • pork tapeworm
  • (Under porky, adj.)
    • porky pie
  • (Under portable, adj. and n.)
    • portable classroom
  • (Under portage, n.1)
    • portage trail
  • (Under portative, adj. and n.)
    • portative organ
  • (Under port, n.1)
    • port authority
    • port captain
    • portgavel
    • port warden
  • (Under port, n.3)
    • port wages
  • (Under portentous, adj.)
    • portentousness
  • (Under porter, n.3)
    • porter cup
    • porter ale
    • porter beer
  • (Under porter, n.2)
    • porter’s ale
    • porter’s beer
    • porter’s guzzle
  • (Under portfolio, n.)
    • portfolio insurance
  • (Under portionable, adj.)
    • portionably
  • (Under portion, n.)
    • portion control
  • (Under portrait, n., adv., and adj.)
    • portrait collar
    • portrait neckline
  • (Under Portugal, n. and adj.)
    • Portugal melon
  • (Under posing, n.2)
    • posing pouch
  • (Under positional, adj.)
    • positional astronomy
    • positional cloning
    • positional play
  • (Under position, n.)
    • position statement
  • (Under positive, adj. and n.)
    • positive reinforcement
    • positive-sum
    • positive-sum game
  • (Under postage, n.1)
    • postage due
  • (Under postal, adj. and n.)
    • postal money order
    • postal telegraph
  • (Under post, n.1)
    • post match
    • post pattern
  • (Under post, n.3)
    • post room
  • (Under post-, prefix)
    • post-AIDS
    • post-conflict
    • post-consumer
    • post-everything
    • post-grunge
    • post-hippie
    • post-holocaust
    • postinfection
    • postirradiation
    • post-main sequence
    • post-partisan
    • post-pill
    • post-rave
    • post-sales
    • post-16
    • post-tax
    • post-yuppie
    • post-Columbian
    • postinflammatory
    • postischaemic
    • post-tussive
    • post-apocalyptic
    • postbiological
    • post-communist
    • post-critical
    • post-Fascist
    • post-gay
    • post-historical
    • post-ideological
    • post-imperial
    • post-ironic
    • postliterate
    • postnational
    • post-processual
    • post-racist
    • post-religious
    • post-secondary
    • post-Soviet
    • post-transcriptional
    • post-transcriptionally
    • post-translational
    • post-translationally
    • post-zygotic
    • post-canine
    • postcapillary
    • postcardinal
    • postjunctional
  • (Under post-concussional, adj.)
    • post-concussional syndrome
  • (Under post-concussion, adj.)
    • post-concussion syndrome
  • (Under poster, n.2)
    • poster board
    • poster boy
    • poster child
    • poster girl
  • (Under posterior, n., adj., and adv.)
    • posterior mediastinum
    • posterior presentation
  • (Under postero-, comb. form)
    • postero-anterior
    • posterodorsally
    • posteroparietal
  • (Under post-exposure, adj. and adv.)
    • post-exposure prophylaxis
  • (Under postmenopausal, adj.)
    • postmenopausally
  • (Under post-polio, adj.)
    • post-polio syndrome
  • (Under post-punk, adj. and n.)
    • post-punker
  • (Under potash, n.)
    • potash glass
    • potash works
  • (Under potassium, n.)
    • potassium feldspar
    • potassium hydroxide
    • potassium nitrate
    • potassium permanganate
  • (Under potato, n.)
    • one potato, two potato
    • potato cyst nematode
    • potato leafhopper
    • potato print
    • potato skin
    • potato stalk borer
    • potato top
    • potato wart
    • potato wart disease
    • potato whisky
    • potato bed
    • potato farmer
    • potato farming
  • (Under potato head, n.)
    • Mr (also Mrs) Potato Head
    • Mr Potato Head
    • Mrs Potato Head
  • (Under potato root, n.)
    • potato root eelworm
  • (Under pot-bellied, adj.)
    • pot-bellied pig
    • Vietnamese pot-bellied pig
  • (Under pot, n.1)
    • pot of the head
    • pot egg
    • pot holder
    • pot-keep
    • pot light
    • pot lighting
    • pot shelf
    • pot venison
    • pot warmer
    • pot seller
  • (Under potential, adj. and n.)
    • potential difference
  • (Under potentially, adv.)
    • potentially exempt transfer
  • (Under potentize, v.)
    • potentizing
  • (Under pothole, n.)
    • pothole lake
  • (Under Pott, n.)
    • Pott’s curvature
    • Pott’s paraplegia
  • (Under pottery, n.)
    • pottery mould
    • pottery oven
  • (Under potty, n.)
    • potty-mouthed
    • potty parity
  • (Under pouch, n.)
    • pouch pocket
  • (Under pouched, adj.)
    • pouched gopher
    • pouched rat
  • (Under poulard, n.)
    • poulard wheat
  • (Under pound, n.1)
    • pound-cost averaging
    • pound royal
  • (Under pound, n.2)
    • poundpenny
    • pound pup
    • pound puppy
  • (Under povidone, n.)
    • povidone-iodine
  • (Under powder, n.1)
    • powder-coated
    • powder coating
    • powder hound
    • powder pink
  • (Under powdering, n.)
    • powdering gear
    • powdering puff
  • (Under power, n.1)
    • power of agency
    • power alley
    • power amp
    • power ballad
    • powerband
    • power bloc
    • powerbox
    • power breaker
    • power breakfast
    • power chord
    • power cord
    • power-crazed
    • power-crazy
    • power-drunk
    • power forward
    • power grab
    • power-grabber
    • power lunch
    • power luncher
    • power lunching
    • power nap
    • power outage
    • power pitcher
    • power pop
    • power popster
    • power projection
    • powershift
    • power shower
    • power slide
    • power-slide
    • power socket
    • power strip
    • power suit
    • power surge
    • power tie
    • power tower
    • power user
    • power wash
    • power-wash
    • power washer
    • power washing
    • power window
    • power yoga
    • power zoom
  • (Under power, v.)
    • to power up
    • to power down
  • (Under powerful, adj., n., and adv.)
    • powerful-looking
  • (Under power-trip, v.)
    • power-tripping
  • (Under Poynings, n.)
    • Poynings’ Act
  • (Under Poynting–Robertson, n.)
    • Poynting–Robertson effect
    • Poynting–Robertson drag
  • (Under practical, adj. and n.)
    • practical theology
    • practical-headed
    • practical-based
  • (Under practically, adv.)
    • practically minded
  • (Under practice, n.)
    • practice range
    • practice tee
  • (Under practised | practiced, adj.)
    • practisedly
  • (Under prairie, n.)
    • prairie buffalo
    • prairie deer mouse
    • prairie dove
    • prairie lark
    • prairie lily
    • prairie meadow mouse
    • prairie mole
    • prairie mouse
    • prairie phlox
    • prairie plum
    • prairie skirt
    • prairie vole

Out-of-sequence new entries

14 December 2006 also saw the publication of the the following new entries from across the alphabet:

  • ad feminam, adv. and adj.
  • adhocracy, n.
  • appam, n.
  • après-skiing, n.
  • ashtanga, n.
  • auditionee, n.
  • auditioner, n.
  • baba ganoush, n.
  • baby blues, n.1
  • baby blues, n.2
  • back channel, n.
  • bad eye, n.
  • bad mind, n. and adj.
  • bad-minded, adj.
  • bad-talk, v.
  • bahu, n.
  • ballyhooed, adj.
  • binge eat, v.
  • binge eater, n.
  • binge eating, n.
  • bioactive, adj.
  • booger, n.1
  • booger, n.2
  • bris, n.
  • brit, n.4
  • brit milah, n.
  • bubbe, n.
  • Bundt, n.
  • candomblé, n.
  • caponata, n.
  • chalcogen, n.
  • chalcogenide, n.
  • chedi, n.
  • chemo, n.
  • child-free, adj.
  • chuffing, adj.
  • cinephile, n.
  • cinephilia, n.
  • conidiogenesis, adj.
  • conidiogenous, adj.
  • corporatization, n.
  • corporatize, v.
  • coulis, n.
  • Cretacean, adj. and n.
  • cross-contaminate, v.
  • cross-contamination, n.
  • cross-party, adj.
  • cryptid, n.
  • dandiya, n.
  • dandiya raas, n.
  • dartitis, n.
  • diel, adj. (and n.)
  • dupatta, n.
  • ear bud, n.1
  • ear bud, n.2
  • Eeyorish, adj.
  • escabeche, n.
  • fitna, n.
  • flob, n.
  • flob, v.2
  • FOB, n.4
  • foot-tapping, n.
  • foot-tapping, adj.
  • fugly, n. and adj.
  • giant slalom, n.
  • Granthi, n.
  • greigite, n.
  • groupware, n.
  • Guru Granth Sahib, n.
  • gyoza, n.
  • heinie, n.2
  • hijiki, n.
  • hinky, adj.
  • hoisin, n.
  • hospitalist, n.
  • hypericin, n.
  • insource, v.
  • insourcing, n.
  • jiaozi, n.
  • jobseeker, n.
  • ketide, n.
  • ladyboy, n.
  • La Niña, n.
  • perpyne, n.
  • RU-486, n.
  • self-medicator, n.
  • shiso, n.
  • silver bullet, n.
  • Sudoku, n.
  • sufferation, n.
  • Super-G, n.
  • super giant slalom, n.
  • supermini, n.2
  • superminicomputer, n.
  • tag sale, n.
  • tajine, n.
  • Talibanization, n.
  • Talibanize, v.
  • Talibanized, adj.
  • T-ball, n.
  • thigh-high, adv., adj., and n.
  • trou, n.
  • tupuna, n.
  • umami, n.
  • undercard, n.
  • unelectable, adj.
  • uthappam, n.
  • vinyasa, n.
  • webcast, v.
  • webcaster, n.
  • wick, v.3
  • zayde, n.

In addition to these new entries, the following out-of-sequence subordinate entries were added:

  • (Under absentee, n. and adj.)
    • absentee ballot
  • (Under active, adj. and n.)
    • activewear
  • (Under administrative, adj.)
    • administrative leave
  • (Under air, n.1)
    • air rights
    • air show
  • (Under asynchronous, adj.)
    • asynchronous transfer mode
  • (Under autism, n.)
    • autistic spectrum disorder
  • (Under baby, n.)
    • baby alarm
    • baby listening
    • baby monitor
  • (Under bake, v.)
    • bake sale
  • (Under best, adj. and adv.)
    • best-of
  • (Under binge, n.2)
    • binge–purge
    • binge-and-purge
  • (Under birth, n.1)
    • birth mother
    • birth father
  • (Under breakfast, n.)
    • breakfast bar
  • (Under calliper | caliper, n.)
    • caliper brake
  • (Under card, n.2)
    • card counter
    • card counting
  • (Under city, n.)
    • city boy
    • city girl
  • (Under coffee, n.)
    • coffee culture
  • (Under convenience, n.)
    • convenience food
  • (Under country, n.)
    • country-western
  • (Under cruciate, adj.)
    • cruciate sulcus
  • (Under crumple, v.)
    • crumple zone
  • (Under driving, n.)
    • driving range
  • (Under E, n.)
    • ESN
  • (Under electric, adj. and n.)
    • electric window
  • (Under extraordinary, adj., adv., and n.)
    • extraordinary rendition
  • (Under fair, adj. and n.2)
    • fair bet
  • (Under fibrous, adj.)
    • fibrous dysplasia
  • (Under first, adj., (n.), and adv.)
    • first responder
  • (Under Florida, n.)
    • Florida anise
  • (Under G, n.)
    • GM
  • (Under goal, n.)
    • goal cage
  • (Under hard, adj. and n.)
    • hard power
  • (Under head, n.1)
    • headrush
  • (Under Helmholtz, n.)
    • Helmholtz function
  • (Under high, adj. and n.2)
    • high post
  • (Under I, n.)
    • IMEI
  • (Under initiation, n.)
    • initiation codon
  • (Under in-line, n. and adj.)
    • in-line skate
    • in-line skating
    • in-line skater
  • (Under internal, adj. and n.)
    • internal exile
  • (Under lawn, n.2)
    • lawn bowling
  • (Under L, n.)
    • LSB
  • (Under liquid, adj. and n.)
    • liquid measure
  • (Under logistical, adj.)
    • logistical nightmare
  • (Under low, adj. and n.)
    • low post
  • (Under sample, n.)
    • sample market
  • (Under S, n.1)
    • SSRI
  • (Under selective, adj.)
    • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
  • (Under serving, n.)
    • serving suggestion
  • (Under shoulder, n.)
    • shoulder surf
    • shoulder surfer
    • shoulder surfing
  • (Under soft, adj.)
    • soft power
  • (Under spring, n.1)
    • springform
  • (Under taco, n.)
    • taco salad
  • (Under tall, adj., (n.), and adv.)
    • tall poppy
    • tall poppy syndrome
  • (Under tidal, adj.)
    • tidal bore
  • (Under triple, adj. (and adv.))
    • triple witching
    • triple witching hour
  • (Under U, n.1)
    • USB
  • (Under universal, adj., (adv.), and n.)
    • Universal Serial Bus
  • (Under work, n.)
    • work–life
    • work–life balance
    • workplace nursery

Finally, new meanings were added to the following entries:

  • aborted, adj.
  • absentee, n. and adj.
  • actual, adj.
  • advantaged, adj.
  • airport, n.
  • anchor, n.1
  • answer, n.
  • authoring, n.
  • bandeau, n.
  • best, adj. and adv.
  • binge, n.2
  • blip, n.
  • Brussels, n.
  • buggy, adj.
  • cachet, n.
  • cage, n.
  • cager, n.
  • cap, n.1
  • cap, v.1
  • clathrate, adj.
  • coin, n.
  • commando, n.
  • compatibility, n.
  • compatible, adj. and n.
  • cookie, n.
  • coquina, n.
  • dairy, n.
  • defender, n.
  • driven, adj.
  • electable, adj.
  • engine, n.
  • fit-up, n.
  • gyratory, adj.
  • head, n.1
  • hincty, adj.
  • huff, v.
  • huffer, n.
  • huffing, n.
  • iconic, adj.
  • initiation, n.
  • milk, n.1 and adj.
  • mixed, adj.2
  • motivational, adj.
  • moustache | mustache, n.
  • muryan, n.
  • muscle, n.
  • Napoleonic, adj.
  • netcast, n.
  • netcast, v.
  • net-caster, n.1
  • netcaster, n.2
  • netcasting, n.
  • news, n.
  • Nigerien, adj. and n.
  • P, n.
  • panchax, n.
  • pan-pan, n.
  • park, n.
  • quintessence, n.
  • schmeer, n.
  • slaughter, n.
  • spit, v.2
  • sucker, n.
  • take, v.
  • tender, adj., (adv.), and n.3
  • territory, n.1
  • text, n.1
  • transgressive, adj.