June 2013 update

The latest range of revised and updated OED entries focuses on the revision of three words  hand,head, and heart – covering 2,875 headwords, compounds, and other expressions including a head for businesshandyman special, and heart-wrenching.

Alongside these there are key new additions and revisions from the spheres of technology, popular culture, and current affairs: dad dancingepicfiscal cliffflash mobfollowgeekerypay day lending, the silent treatment, and tweet.

You can read more about the revisions and new words in the June 2013 update in this article by the Chief Editor of the OED, John Simpson.

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

Read John Simpson’s commentary

See full list of new words