September 2017 update

More than 1,000 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including worstestfungivorous, and corporation pop.

This quarter sees the inclusion of both obsolete words, such as afound, and new words such as fatberg. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.

Our release notes this September take a closer look at some of the new additions: Danica Salazar, World English Editor, explores a selection of  words from Indian English that have been added to the OED, and Benjamin Norris, Senior Assistant Editor, explains the political evolution of beltway.

This update also includes an exciting antedating of white lie by almost two centuries, found because of the work of our Shakespeare’s World volunteers. Find out more about the antedating, and how to volunteer, here.

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

The OED publishes four updates a year. The next update will be added to the dictionary in January 2018.