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.
December 2013 update
What's new: Learn more about the latest revisions and new words from Head of US Dictionaries, Katherine Martin, and take a look at the release notes for this quarter by Graeme Diamond, Editorial Content Director and Edmund Weiner, deputy Chief Editor of the OED.
New article: Read about the results of our appeal for earlier evidence for Earl Grey tea.
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