Oxford English Dictionary (OED) December update

  December 2016 - 

Around 500 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary this quarter, including glam-ma, YouTuber, and upstander

We have a selection of release notes this December, each of which takes a closer look at some of our additions. The last few years have seen the emergence of the word Brexit, and you can read more about the huge increase in the use of the word, and how we go about defining it, in this article by Craig Leyland, Senior Editor of the OED. Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries, explores the interesting story of how two local words, Bama and shaka, became global

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

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