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September 2020 update
Our latest update: Over 650 new words, sub-entries, and revisions have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including code red, craftivist, and Cookie Monster.
Release notes: Learn more about the words added to the OED this quarter in our new word notes by OED Revision Editor, Jonathan Dent.
Release notes: learn about the latest Canadian English words to be added to the OED in our release notes from World English Editor, Danica Salazar.
Release notes: read about an exploration into the origins of ‘codswallop’ by OED Revision Editor Matthew Bladen.
Oxford Languages Word of the Year 2020
2020 has been anything but ordinary, and this is a year which cannot be neatly accomodated in one single word. Download our Words of an Unprecedented Year report to read the full story.