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Welcome

to the definitive record of the English language.

Latest update

  • What's new: More than 550 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including mentionitisawesomesauce, and shticky

  • New article: You can read about some of the other new entries in an article by Jonathan Dent, OED Senior Assistant Editor.

 

New features

 

  • New interactive graphic: How do words enter the OED  with our interactive graphic.

  • Video guides: Our series of short video guides show you how to get the most out of your OED access.

  • Upcoming webinar: join us for our webinar on 12 March to learn about the Linguistic DNA project with Dr Seth Mehl, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield.