#EngVocab: Oxford English Dictionary latest update

How long have you been studying English? What do you do when you’re unsure about the meaning of a word? Okay, of course you “Google” it. But even Google refers to online dictionaries to find the meaning of a word.

One of the most familiar and reliable English dictionary is Oxford English Dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary is updated every March, June, September, and December.

That is, in this post, we will list out the updates made to Oxford English Dictionary in June 2016.

Here are some of the words included in June 2016 update:

  1. Listicle. Meaning: an article on the internet presented in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list.
  2. Glamping. Meaning: Glamorous camping. Camping without abandoning the luxury of technology.
  3. Centimillionaire. Meaning: someone whose wealth is estimated at one hundred millions (of pounds or dollars) or more.
  4. Leetspeak. Meaning: a form of writing whereby some letters in a word are replaced by a numerical likeness or other letters.
    • Example of leetspeak:
      • pwned for owned,
      • h4x0r for hacker,
      • s|<1llz for skills.
  1. Krewe (pronounced in the same way as ‘crew’). Meaning: an organization that puts on a parade or ball for Carnival season.
  2. Sweary. Meaning: prone to swearing; full of swearing.
  3. Spesh. Meaning: a derogatory term referring to ‘special people’ that are mentally challenged.
  4. Fro-yo. Meaning: An abbreviation of frozen yogurt.

Those are some latest additions to the June 2016 edition of Oxford English Dictionary.

If you want to see the complete list of the updates made in June 2016, go check this one out: http://public.oed.com/the-oed-today/recent-updates-to-the-oed/june-2016-update/new-words-notes-june-2016/


Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, August 26, 2016


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