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How a new word enters an Oxford Dictionary

We’ve recently updated Oxford Dictionaries Online with bajillions of new words and terms, from fnarr fnarr and nom nom to mankini and luchador. But have you ever wondered how a word earns its place in Oxford Dictionaries Online? We’ve created this handy infographic to show you the journey of a word, from its inception to its appearance in one of our dictionaries.

Click here or on the image below for a pdf so that you can enjoy the infographic in all its glory.


New word infographic

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