New Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

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It’s been a while since we posted about new words being added to the Oxford English Dictionary.  The OED, which bills itself as “the definitive record of the English language” is cool because it’s a historical dictionary; it contains not only the current definition and usage of a word, but also tells you where it originated and how its meaning has shifted over time.  It’s also updated quarterly so that it stays current with words such as “bro-hug.”

Check out the new words list and the notes explaining the new words.  And if all of this is really exciting to you, consider signing up for the OED Word of the Day, delivered to you by email (you’ll see the link on the right side of their website).

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