March 2017 update

More than 500 new words, phrases, and senses have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary this quarter, including hate-watchpogonophobia, sticky-outy, and things aren’t what they used to be. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.

2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, and  our March update includes Canada and Canadian, as well as a host of people, animals, and plants native to Canada. Trish Stewart, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED, has taken a closer look at some of these additions in our release notes.

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