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OED Appeals

Do you have an earlier record of a word which our editors are currently researching? Take a look at our recent appeals and submit your evidence.

Learn more about the history of the OED Appeals in this article by Associate Editor Peter Gilliver.


March 2014 update

What's new: Learn more about the latest revisions and new words from Head of US Dictionaries, Katherine Martin, and and delve a little deeper into some of the entries that have been revised with the release notes by Deputy Chief Editors Philip Durkin and Edmund Weiner.

New article: Read about the results of our appeal for earlier evidence for Earl Grey tea.

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