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The latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary includes more than 1,100 new entries, phrases, and senses from around the alphabet, including a selection of new entries relating to the language of modern parenting. Our Head of US Dictionaries, Katherine Connor Martin, takes a closer look at some of the highlights below. Mansplain Just a […]more
As the year draws to a close, there is only one event on everyone’s minds here at Oxford Dictionaries HQ – and it ain’t Christmas. The announcement of our Word of the Year 2017 got us thinking about the highs and lows of the lexical year. Have you ever wondered which words are looked up […]more
‘Swag’ has a long and diverse history, and the way the word is used continues to shift and change today. It’s no wonder Oxford Dictionaries users have been looking up ‘swag‘ a lot! Despite its widespread familiarity today, as well as its ubiquitous presence in celebrity news, the word ‘swag’ has actually been around since […]more
In this post, we look at Australian English. Professor Bruce Moore, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, Australian National University , has this to say about Australian English in an article on the OED website: Australian English differs from other Englishes primarily in its accent and vocabulary. The major features of the accent were […]more