December 2014 update

More than 500 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary in December’s update. Many entries have been fully revised for the first time in over 90 years, including goodbetterbest, and well.

Additions this quarter include g’day, un-PC, and BYOD. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Jonathan Dent, Assistant Editor of the OED.

Our Deputy Chief Editors have written the release notes for this update, which take a look at some of the entries in more detail. Philip Durkin investigates words beginning with un- and their counterparts; Edmund Weiner explores un- words with multiple meanings, including unrigged and unravelled.

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