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Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford's Word of the Year
Is an 'Attention-Grabbing' One
Nov 1, 2021 10:05 AM CDT
Oxford's Word of the Year Is an 'Attention-Grabbing' One
'No word better captures the atmosphere of the past year than vax'
- If you never want to hear anything about the pandemic ever again, there's one word you'll have to endure for at least another 15 minutes as it enjoys another moment in the sun. Oxford Languages has deemed "vax" its word of the year, with senior editor Fiona...
Oxford English Dictionary
Adds 26 Korean Words
Oct 5, 2021 5:14 PM CDT
Oxford English Dictionary Adds 26 Korean Words
They include a term for the world's growing interest in South Korean culture
- The Korean wave has swept over the Oxford English Dictionary, which included more than two dozen new entries for words of Korean origin in its latest edition. The dictionary, which describes itself as the "definitive record of the English language," says the growing global popularity of Korean culture...
2020 'Left Us Speechless.' The
Word of the Year Reflects That
Nov 23, 2020 8:24 AM CST
2020 'Left Us Speechless.' The Word of the Year Reflects That
Oxford simply couldn't pick just one
- In 2019, Oxford Languages' word (or term, rather) of the year was "climate emergency." In 2020, however, the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary ran into a conundrum : It soon realized that this year has been like no other, and one that simply couldn't be summed up...
Dictionary Changes Its
Definition of 'Woman'
Nov 8, 2020 3:30 PM CST
Dictionary Changes Its Definition of 'Woman'
But Oxford Dictionaries clings to the notion that the 'b-word' means 'woman'
- Oxford University Press has amended its dictionaries after a pressure campaign alleged "derogatory" and "sexist" definitions of the word "woman," the
reports. Among the changes to Oxford Dictionaries: A woman is now listed as "a person's wife, girlfriend, or female lover" instead of...
Word of the Year
Nov 15, 2018 1:10 PM CST
Oxford Reveals Word of the Year
- Oxford Dictionaries has revealed 2018's Word of the Year, and it's not an uplifting one: "toxic." Oxford says it found a 45% increase in searches for that word on oxforddictionaries.com, and also explained that the word is increasingly being used both literally and figuratively. NPR...
Boasts a New
Jun 27, 2017 12:47 PM CDT
Oxford Dictionary Boasts a New Final Word
'Zyzzyva' has been added, as have 'post-truth,' 'unclick,' and a word describing sperm
- And you thought "covfefe" was hard to pronounce. The Oxford English Dictionary has added more than 1,200 new "words, phrases, and senses" to its tome, per a blog post , and among them is an entry that nabs the spot as the last word in the book. "...
Word of the Year
Nov 16, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Donald Trump Inspired This Word of the Year
'Post-truth' gets the nod from Oxford Dictionaries
- Oxford Dictionaries has taken inspiration from the US election in choosing its 2016 word of the year: "post-truth." How does "post-truth" relate to Donald Trump? Well, Oxford's own definition of the adjective—use of which spiked 2,000% this year, especially when Trump won the Republican...
Here Are the Latest Additions
to Oxford English Dictionary
Sep 12, 2016 12:44 PM CDT
Here Are the Latest Additions to Oxford English Dictionary
'Yolo' made the cut
- The latest slang to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary: "yolo," which, as all the youngsters know, stands for "you only live once." The new crop of more than 1,000 words and terms added to the OED also includes "gender-fluid," "yogalates"...
The 'Word of the Year'
Isn't a Word
Nov 16, 2015 6:20 PM CST
The 'Word of the Year' Isn't a Word
But it does mean something very expressive
- At least it's not an ancient Egyptian pictogram. While this year's Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is not an actual word, it is a popular image: the "face with tears of joy" emoji,
reports. "You can see how traditional alphabet scripts have been struggling...
At Oxford Dictionary,
It's Now 'Wine O'Clock'
Aug 27, 2015 10:22 AM CDT
At Oxford Dictionary, It's Now 'Wine O'Clock'
'Manspreading,' 'butt-dial' also new additions to Oxford's online dictionary
- Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word. The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transportation who splay their legs wide and encroach on neighboring seats—and it's now been added to OxfordDictionaries.com . The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers...
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