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Recent updates to the OED

The OED is updated four times a year, every March, June, September, and December.

The material added to the dictionary includes revised versions of existing entries (which replace the older versions), and new words and senses both within the alphabetical sequence of revised entries and also across the whole A to Z range.

Published quarterly since 2000, the updates make up the Third Edition of the OED

The latest update: June 2012

In the June 2012 update we revise some 2,500 SUB- and SUPER- words, including subculture, subvert, supercool, superhero, and supernatural. Super- has been a particularly productive prefix in American political language in 2012: new additions include topical words like super PAC, supermajority, and superdelegate.

The revision also sees new words from the world of economics (quantitative easing), technology (subdomain), and leisure (dance-off). 

You can read more about the revisions and new words in the June update in this article by the Chief Editor of the OED, John Simpson.

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

The OED publishes four updates a year. The next update will be added to the dictionary in September 2012.  

Previous updates

The previous updates page gives a full list of updates from March 2000 to March 2012.