March 2004 update

List of new words

  • nudum pactum, n.
  • nug, v.
  • nuh, int.
  • nuh-uh, adv.
  • nukespeak, n.
  • nul et non avenu, a.
  • nulli-, comb. form
  • nulligravid, a.
  • nulligravida, n.
  • nulling, a.
  • nullipar, n.
  • nullisomy, n.
  • nul points, n.
  • Numa, n.
  • Numb., n.
  • number-crunch, v.
  • numero, adv.
  • Numic, a. (and n.)
  • nummies, n.
  • nummulitid, n. and a.
  • nummus, n.
  • numpty, n. and a.
  • nun, n.4
  • nunchuck, n.
  • nunchuck, v.
  • Nung, n.
  • Nunga, n.
  • nunquam satis, n.
  • nunu, n.
  • Nupercaine, n.
  • Nuraghic, a.
  • nurdle, v.
  • Nuristani, n. and a.
  • Nurofen, n.
  • nursery-maid, v.
  • nurshing, a.
  • nurturist, a. and n.
  • nusach, n.
  • Nusas, n.
  • Nusayri, n. and a.
  • nuse, n.
  • nuse, v.
  • nushnik, n.
  • nu skool, a. and n.
  • nusstorte, n.
  • nutball, a. and n.
  • nut bar, n.
  • nut driver, n.
  • nut hatch, n.2
  • nut job, n.
  • nutly, a.
  • nutmeg, v.
  • nut-pick, n.
  • nutraceutical, n. and a.
  • nutricial, a.
  • nutrifaction, n.
  • nutrification, n.
  • nutrose, n.
  • nutshelly, a.
  • nutso, n., a., and adv.
  • nuttin’, n.
  • nutty, n.
  • Nuu-chah-nulth, a. and n.
  • Nuxalk, n. and a.
  • nux indica, n.
  • Nuzi, a. and n.
  • Nuzian, a. and n.
  • nuzzling, n.2
  • N-word, n.
  • Nyabingi, n. and a.
  • nyaff, n.
  • nyaff, v.
  • nyaffing, n.
  • nyaffing, a.
  • nyah, int., n., and a.
  • nyah-nyah, v.
  • nyamps, n.
  • Nyamwezi, a. and n.
  • nyatiti, n.
  • Nyaya, n.
  • nycteribiid, a. and n.
  • nycterid, n. and a.
  • nyctohemeral, a.
  • Nyingma, a. and n.
  • Nyingmapa, a. and n.
  • nymph, n.2
  • nymphette, n.
  • nymphing, n.
  • nymphly, a.
  • nyoung, a.
  • Nyquist, n.
  • nystagmography, n.
  • nytril, n.
  • Nyungar, n. and a.
  • oaf, v.
  • oak-aged, a.
  • oak-ageing, n.
  • oam, n.
  • Oamaru, a.
  • oarer, n.
  • oart, n.
  • oary boat, n.
  • Oatrim, n.
  • ob, n.5
  • O-Bahn, n.
  • obdurance, n.
  • obelized, a.
  • obento, n.
  • Oberleutnant, n.
  • Oberstleutnant, n.
  • obflisticate, v.
  • obfusc, a.
  • obfuscator, n.
  • obfuscatory, a.
  • obfusticate, v.
  • obfusticated, a.
  • ob-gyn, n.
  • obituarial, a.
  • objecture, n.
  • oblata, n.2
  • oblatio, n.
  • oblative, a.
  • oblatum, n.
  • oblectament, n.
  • obligator, a. and n.1
  • obliquus, n.
  • oblited, a.
  • oblivescence, n.
  • obliviable, a.
  • oblivioned, a.
  • obrute, a.
  • obsequency, n.
  • obsequience, n.
  • observated, a.
  • observating, n.
  • Observator, v.
  • obsessionalism, n.
  • obsessionality, n.
  • obsistency, n.
  • obsolute, a.
  • obstacular, a.
  • obstrict, n.
  • obstropolos, n.
  • obstructer, n.
  • obstupefying, a.
  • obstupely, adv.
  • obtundation, n.
  • obtunded, a.
  • obtusively, adv.
  • obumbrative, a.
  • oc, adv.
  • oc, conj.
  • occam, n.
  • Occanist, n.
  • occasionably, adv.
  • Occitanic, a.
  • occultic, a.
  • oceanwards, adv.
  • ochanee, int.
  • ochratoxin, n.
  • ochred, a.
  • ochree, int.
  • ockerish, a.
  • Oconee bells, n.
  • O’Connellism, n.
  • O’Connellite, n. and a.
  • -ocrat, comb. form
  • -ocratic, comb. form
  • Oct, n.
  • octadecane, n.
  • octadecyl, n.
  • octamer, n.
  • octameric, a.
  • Octans, n.
  • octatomic, a.
  • octatonic, a.
  • octaving, n.
  • octeres, n.
  • octoate, n.
  • octocoral, n.
  • octocorallian, n. and a.
  • octonarius, n.
  • octonion, n.
  • octopodal, a.
  • octopoid, a.
  • octopoidal, a.
  • octothorp, n.
  • octu-, comb. form
  • octuplicate, n.
  • octyl glucoside, n.
  • -ocular, comb. form
  • ocularies, n.
  • oculi-, comb. form
  • oculimotory, a.
  • oculister, n.
  • oculus lucidus, n.
  • Oddi, n.
  • ODESSA, n.
  • odiferous, a.
  • -odinic, comb. form
  • odograph, n.
  • odometric, a.
  • odometryx, n.
  • -odon, comb. form
  • Odonata, n.
  • odonatan, a. and n.
  • odonate, n. and a.
  • odonatist, n.
  • odonatologist, n.
  • odonatology, n.
  • -odont, comb. form
  • -odontia, comb. form
  • Odontoceti, n.
  • odontogenesis, n.
  • odontoma, n.
  • -odontous, comb. form
  • odorate, n.1
  • odorative, a.
  • -odynia, comb. form
  • -oecious, suffix
  • oenanthate, n.
  • oenanthotoxin, n.
  • oeufs sur le plat, n.
  • Of-, comb. form
  • OFEX, n.
  • off-again on-again, a.
  • off-bearing, a.
  • off-brand, n. and a.
  • off-cast, v.
  • off-dry, a.
  • off-gas, n.
  • off-gas, v.
  • off-gassing, n.
  • off-guard, n.
  • off-guard, a.
  • off guard, adv. and a.
  • off-haul, n.
  • officerly, a.
  • officialate, n.
  • officialized, a.
  • officiate, n.1
  • officina militum, n.
  • offie, n.
  • off-kilter, adv. and a.
  • off-off-off Broadway, a., n., and adv.
  • off-patent, adv. and a.
  • off-piste, a., adv., and n.
  • off-plan, adv.
  • off-planet, adv. and a.
  • off-price, adv., n., and a.
  • off-reserve, a. and adv.
  • off-road, a. and adv.
  • off-roader, n.
  • off-roading, n.
  • offsetting, n.1
  • off-shoulder, v.
  • off-square, n.
  • off stump, n.
  • off-switch, n.
  • off-tackle, a. and adv.
  • off-the-ball, adv. and a.
  • off-the-plan, adv.
  • off-trade, n. and a.
  • off-trail, adv. and a.
  • off-world, adv., a. and n.
  • off-worlder, n.
  • Ofgem, n.
  • Oflot, n.
  • Ofrail, n.
  • ofshake, v.
  • Ofsted, n.
  • oftsithe, n.
  • ofuro, n.
  • oga, n.
  • oggy, n.
  • ogi, n.
  • ogo, n.
  • ogogoro, n.
  • Ogoni, n. and a.
  • O grade, n.
  • O’Grady, n.
  • -ographer, comb. form
  • ogre-like, a. and adv.
  • Ogygian, a.2
  • oh, n.2
  • oh-ing, n.
  • Ohlone, n. and a.
  • ohmage, n.
  • ohmigod, int.
  • ohne mich, n., a., and adv.
  • ohu, n.
  • oi, n.1
  • oil boom, n.1
  • oil boom, n.2
  • oilfish, n.
  • oilionaire, n.
  • oinet, n.
  • ointer, n.
  • Oka, n.
  • okadaic, a.
  • Okanagan, n. and a.
  • okay yah, a., int., (and n.)
  • OK Corral, n.
  • oke, n.2
  • Okhranka, n.
  • okie, n.2
  • okole, n.
  • OK sign, n.
  • Oktoberfest, n.
  • Okun, n.
  • OK yah, int., a. (and n.)
  • -ola, suffix1
  • OLAP, n.
  • -olatrist, suffix
  • -olatry, comb. form
  • old age security, n.
  • old baas, n.
  • old city, n.
  • old economy, n. and a.
  • old faithful, n.
  • old folk, n.
  • Old Fourlegs, n.
  • Old French, n. and a.
  • Old Frisian, n. and a.
  • old growth, n. and a.
  • old higue, n.
  • old iron, n.
  • Old Labour, a. and n.
  • old man of the woods, n.
  • old media, n.
  • old moneyed, a.
  • Old Ned, n.
  • old order, n.
  • old ral, n.
  • Old Rose, n.1
  • old schooler, n.
  • old soldiering, n.
  • old-talk, v.
  • old talk, n.
  • Old Testamentism, n.
  • oldward, n.
  • old-worldly, a.
  • OLE, n.2
  • -ole, suffix1
  • oleandrin, n.2
  • OLED, n.
  • oleochemical, n. and a.
  • oleophosphate, n.
  • Olestra, n.
  • ole-talk, v.
  • ole talk, n.
  • olfactory bulb, n.
  • olfactory lobe, n.
  • olfactory nerve, n.
  • olfactory tract, n.
  • -olide, comb. form
  • olifants melkbos, n.
  • oligemy, n.
  • oligo, n.
  • oligogene, n.
  • oligogenic, a.
  • oligomerized, a.
  • oligophage, n.
  • oligotroph, n. (and a.)
  • oligotrophication, n.
  • oligotropic, a.2
  • Olivella, n.
  • Oliver, n.2
  • olivopontocerebellar, a.
  • ollie, n.
  • ollie, v.
  • Olliemania, n.
  • Ollier, n.
  • ollycrock, n.

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

  • (Under nudi-, comb. form)
    • nudicauline
  • (Under nuisance, n. and a.)
    • nuisance call
    • nuisance suit
  • (Under nuke, v.)
    • nuked
  • (Under null, n.1)
    • null method
  • (Under null, a.)
    • null cell
    • null-G
    • null-grav
    • null lymphocyte
    • null modem
  • (Under numb, a. and n.)
    • numb eel
    • numbnuts
  • (Under number, n.)
    • number portability
    • numbers game
    • number eight
    • number two pencil
  • (Under numbered, a.)
    • numbered company
  • (Under numbskull, n. and a.)
    • numbskullity
  • (Under numeric, a. and n.)
    • numeric keypad
    • numeric pad
  • (Under numerical, a. and n.)
    • numerical taxonomy
    • numerical value
  • (Under numerically, adv.)
    • numerically controlled
  • (Under Numidian, n. and a.)
    • Numidian marble
  • (Under nuptial, a. and n.)
    • nuptial couch
    • nuptial mass
  • (Under nurse, n.1)
    • nurse log
    • nurse-name
    • nurse practitioner
    • nurse’s aide
    • nurses’ home
    • nurses’ station
  • (Under nursery, n. and a.)
    • nursery area
    • nursery cannon
    • nursery pudding
    • nursery tea
    • nursery teacher
    • nurseryware
  • (Under nursing, n.)
    • nursing officer
    • nursing station
  • (Under nut, n.1 and a.2)
    • nut bread
    • nut clam
    • nut-cutting
    • nut flush
    • nut loaf
    • nut-pecker
    • nut quad
    • nut roast
    • nutless
  • (Under nutcracker, n.)
    • nutcracker-like
  • (Under nutmeg, n. and a.)
    • nutmeg mannikin
    • nutmeg melon
    • nutmeg pippin
  • (Under nutrient, a. and n.)
    • nutrient cycle
  • (Under nutshell, v.)
    • nutshelling
  • (Under nutsy, a. and n.)
    • nutsiness
  • (Under nycto-, comb. form)
    • nyctotropic
  • (Under nystagmography, n.)
    • nystagmographic
  • (Under O)
    • O.
    • OAPEC
    • OAS
    • OB
    • OB
    • OBC
    • OBE
    • obo
    • OCD
    • Oe
    • OE
    • OECS
    • OEM
    • OFT
    • OHP
    • OIRO
    • O.J.
    • OMOV
    • OND
    • OOP
    • OP
    • O.P.’s
    • O.R.
    • ORR
    • OS
    • O.S.
    • OST
    • O.T.
    • OTE
    • OTT
    • OUP
  • (Under O, n.2)
    • O sign
  • (Under oak, n. and a.)
    • oak parlour
    • oak processionary
    • oak-smoked
    • oaktag
    • oak toad
  • (Under oaken, a.)
    • oakenshaw
  • (Under oak leaf, n.)
    • oak-leaf cluster
    • oak-leaf hydrangea
    • oak leaf roller
  • (Under oat, n.)
    • oat riddle
  • (Under oatmeal, n. and a.)
    • oatmeal-groat
    • oatmeal water
  • (Under obedience, n.)
    • obedience school
    • obedience-trained
  • (Under obedientiary, n.)
    • obedientiary roll
    • obedientiary system
  • (Under object, n.)
    • object-oriented
    • objects clause
  • (Under oblata, n.1)
    • Oblata Roll
  • (Under oblique, a., n., and adv.)
    • oblique photograph
  • (Under obliterating, n.)
    • obliterating mark
    • obliterating stamp
  • (Under oblivious, a.)
    • oblivious transfer
  • (Under observable, a. and n.)
    • observable universe
  • (Under obsign, v.)
    • obsigning
  • (Under obstupefy, v.)
    • obstupefied
  • (Under obvolve, v.)
    • obvolved
  • (Under occasion, n.1)
    • occasion wear
  • (Under occidental, a. and n.)
    • occidentalness
  • (Under occipital, a. and n.)
    • occipital lobe
  • (Under occipito-, comb. form)
    • occipito-atloidal
    • occipito-axoidal
  • (Under occupational, a.)
    • occupational health
  • (Under ocean, n.)
    • ocean crust
    • ocean engineering
    • ocean-floor spreading
    • ocean perch
    • ocean pout
    • ocean ridge
    • ocean sunfish
    • ocean trench
    • ocean-like
  • (Under oceanic, a.)
    • oceanic crust
    • oceanic ridge
    • oceanic trench
  • (Under ocellated, a.)
    • ocellated lizard
  • (Under octave, n.2 and a.)
    • octave doubling
    • octave note
  • (Under October, n.)
    • October crisis
    • October surprise
  • (Under octuple, a. and n.)
    • octuply
  • (Under ocular, n. and a.)
    • ocular dominance
    • ocular dominance column
    • ocular plate
  • (Under oculo-, comb. form)
    • oculocephalic
  • (Under odd, a., n.1, and adv.)
    • odd body
  • (Under odds, n.)
    • odds ratio
  • (Under oenological, a.)
    • oenologically
  • (Under oestrogen, n.)
    • oestrogen replacement therapy
  • (Under off-, prefix)
    • off-balance-sheet
    • off-budget
    • off-field
    • off-market
    • off-network
    • off-reservation
    • off-speed
    • off-topic
  • (Under offender, n.)
    • offender profiling
  • (Under offensive, a. and n.)
    • offensive weapon
  • (Under offer, n.1)
    • offer document
    • offer price
  • (Under office, n.)
    • office automation
    • office lady
    • office park
    • office tower
  • (Under official, a.)
    • official birthday
  • (Under offset, n.)
    • offset curve
    • offset printing
  • (Under off-set, a.)
    • offset screwdriver
  • (Under offside, adv., a.2, and n.2)
    • offside trap
  • (Under ogive, n.)
    • ogive arch
  • (Under oil, n.1)
    • oil base
    • oil-based
    • oil body
    • oil crisis
    • oil development
    • oil diplomacy
    • oil embargo
    • oil-fuelled
    • oil furnace
    • oil giant
    • oil gold-size
    • oil line
    • oil major
    • Oil Red
    • oil shock
    • oil soap
    • oil spray
    • oil trade
  • (Under oilseed, n.)
    • oilseed rape
  • (Under old, n.1)
    • old and bitter
  • (Under old, a.)
    • old ale
    • old bachelor
    • Old Bay
    • Old Bay State
    • old beer
    • old chestnut
    • Old Colony
    • old flame
    • old-law tenement
    • old-life
    • old news
    • Old North State
    • old orchard
    • Old People
    • old people’s home
    • old pro
    • old saw
    • old score
    • Old Sol
    • Old Sparky
    • old-stock
    • Old Stone Age
    • old tiger
    • old trick
    • Old West
    • old boot
    • old cat
    • old fart
    • old head
    • old salt
    • Old Church Slavic
    • Old Church Slavonic
    • Old High German
    • Old Low German
    • Old Slavic
    • Old Slavonic
  • (Under older, a. and n.)
    • older man (also woman)
  • (Under oldest, a. (and n.))
    • oldest profession
  • (Under old-fashioned, a. (adv.) and n.)
    • old-fashioned glass
    • old-fashioned looking
  • (Under old folk, n.)
    • old folk’s home
  • (Under old man, n.)
    • old man snapper
  • (Under oligo-, comb. form)
    • oligoclonal
    • oligodeoxynucleotide
    • oligodeoxyribonucleotide
    • oligolege
    • oligotrich
  • (Under oliphant, n.)
    • oliphant sickness
  • (Under olivary, n. and a.)
    • olivary complex
  • (Under olive, n.1 and a.)
    • olive baboon
    • olive-backed oriole
    • olive copper ore
    • olive dun
    • olive mangrove
    • olive press
    • olive ridley
    • olive shell
    • olive-sided flycatcher

Out-of-sequence new entries

11 March 2004 also saw the publication of the the following new entries from across the alphabet:

  • 0898 number, n.
  • air guitar, n.
  • air guitar, v.
  • Alawi, n. and a.
  • Alawite, n. and a.
  • alum, n.2
  • anadama bread, n.
  • Anasazi, n. and a.
  • Ansarian, n.
  • Ansayri, n.
  • Arkansan, a. and n.
  • Arkansawyer, n.
  • Arkansian, n.
  • Arkie, n. and a.
  • arugula, n.
  • back lot, n.
  • back-talk, v.
  • backtalking, a.
  • Bahaman, a.
  • Bahamian, n. and a.
  • Barbie, n.2
  • barhop, v.
  • bar-hopper, n.
  • bar-hopping, n.
  • bar-hopping, a.
  • BB, n.
  • Bella Coola, n.
  • Bi and Bi, n.
  • bicoastal, a. and n.
  • bilingualization, n.
  • bilingualize, v.
  • bobskate, n.
  • bolet, n.
  • bolete, n.
  • boomer, n.3
  • bottom-up, a. and adv.2
  • bottom-up, adv.1
  • Buffalo, n.2
  • calicivirus, n.
  • Chewa, n. and a.
  • Chichewa, n. and a.
  • chifforobe, n.
  • clam, n.7
  • clit, n.
  • clitty, n.
  • demutualization, n.
  • demutualize, v.
  • de-stress, v.
  • de-stressed, a.
  • de-stressing, n.
  • de-stressing, a.
  • DNR, n. and a.
  • fundi, n.2 and a.
  • fundie, n. and a.
  • furo, n.
  • F-word, n.
  • F-word, v.
  • Ghuzz, n. and a.
  • herbologist, n.
  • herbology, n.
  • home invader, n.
  • home invasion, n.
  • homestay, n.
  • home-wrecker, n.
  • home-wrecking, a.
  • information fatigue, n.
  • in octavo, adv.
  • juku, n.
  • kegger, n.
  • rap jumping, n.
  • realo, n. and a.
  • red zone, n.
  • ringgit, n.
  • rucola, n.
  • scratchie, n.
  • SeaCat, n.2
  • second city, n.
  • sheepshagger, n.
  • sheep-shagging, n.
  • sheep-shagging, a.
  • skoosh, n.
  • skoosh, v.
  • sleazoid, a. and n.
  • slice-and-dice, a.
  • smart casual, a. and n.
  • snakeboard, n.
  • sneakernet, n.
  • sovereignist, a. and n.
  • sovereigntist, n. and a.
  • statin, n.
  • tadger, n.
  • Tamagotchi, n.
  • TENS, n.
  • todger, n.
  • Toronto blessing, n.
  • twelve-inch, a. and n.
  • twelve-incher, n.
  • UK garage, n.
  • water birth, n.
  • wedgie, n.2
  • weirded out, a.
  • West Lothian question, n.
  • XXXX, n.
  • yeehaw, int.

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

  • (Under A)
    • ATF
  • (Under animal, n. and a.)
    • animal cracker
  • (Under ascension, n.)
    • ascension robe
  • (Under baggage, n. and a.)
    • baggage carousel
  • (Under beef, n.)
    • beef tomato
  • (Under beef-steak, n.)
    • beefsteak tomato
  • (Under bring, v.)
    • to bring off
  • (Under conduct, n.1)
    • conduct disorder
  • (Under dust, n.1)
    • dust mite
  • (Under E)
    • EEA
  • (Under edge, n.)
    • edge city
  • (Under European, a. and n.)
    • European economic area
    • European monetary system
  • (Under gated, ppl. a.1)
    • gated community
  • (Under house, n.1)
    • house-dust mite
    • house mite
  • (Under hydro-)
    • hydromassage
  • (Under information, n.)
    • information overload
  • (Under key, n.1)
    • key grip
  • (Under L)
    • LTTE
  • (Under liberation, n.)
    • Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  • (Under lucid, a.)
    • lucid dream
    • lucid dreamer
    • lucid dreaming
  • (Under photo-, comb. form)
    • photodecompose
  • (Under racial, a.)
    • racial profiling
  • (Under relational, a. and n.)
    • relational database
  • (Under ritual, a. and n.)
    • ritual abuse
    • satanic ritual abuse
  • (Under role, n.)
    • role strain
  • (Under Satanic, a.)
    • satanic abuse
  • (Under scratch, n.1)
    • scratch lottery
    • scratch lottery ticket
  • (Under ski, n.)
    • ski bunny
  • (Under skid, n.)
    • skid mark
  • (Under skunk, n.)
    • skunk-weed
  • (Under sledge-hammer, n.)
    • to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut
    • to use a sledgehammer to kill a gnat
  • (Under slice, v.1)
    • to slice and dice
  • (Under smart, a.)
    • smart gun
  • (Under smoke, n.)
    • smoke and mirrors
  • (Under snow, n.1)
    • snow cannon
    • snow racer
  • (Under soccer, n.)
    • soccer mom
  • (Under speed, n.)
    • speed garage
  • (Under spin, v.)
    • to spin the drum
  • (Under stall, n.1)
    • to set out one’s stall (also one’s stall out)
  • (Under standard, n. (a.))
    • Standard grade
  • (Under Tamil, n.)
    • Tamil Tiger
  • (Under tension, n.)
    • tension headache
  • (Under teriyaki, n.)
    • teriyaki marinade
    • teriyaki sauce
  • (Under time, n.)
    • at one’s own good time
    • in one’s (also its) own good time
  • (Under virtual, a. (and n.))
    • virtual pet
  • (Under voice, n.)
    • voice message
    • voice messaging
    • voice recognition
  • (Under water, n.)
    • water sport
  • (Under weird, v.)
    • to weird out
  • (Under well(-)done, ppl. a.)
    • well done that man
  • (Under wheel, n.)
    • wheels of industry
  • (Under white, a.)
    • big white telephone
    • to talk to Ralph (also God, etc.) on the big white telephone
    • White Van Man
  • (Under windfall, n.)
    • windfall profits tax
    • windfall tax

Finally, new meanings were added to the following entries:

  • bilingualism, n.
  • bill, n.2
  • brother, n.
  • carafe, n.
  • clinker, n.2
  • dag, n.1
  • daggy, a.
  • deep, adv.
  • edgy, a.
  • grip, n.1
  • herbalism, n.
  • higher, a. (n.1) and adv.
  • homeless, a. and n.
  • invasive, a.
  • profile, n.
  • profile, v.
  • profiling, vbl. n.
  • relation, n.
  • settlement, n.
  • skunk, n.
  • slip-stream, n.
  • spin, n.1
  • sprinkle, n.1
  • tactile, a.
  • Tejano, n. and a.
  • tiger, n.
  • valet, n.
  • widget, n.