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  • What's new: More than 1,400 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including bae, yeesh, and hasbian.  Find out more >
  • New article: This update sees the addition of many new words and senses related to bastard. OED Senior Editor, Matthew Bladen, explores the word's history. Read more >
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