See Full List of More Than 650 New Words Added Recently To Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is updated on a quarterly basis, and the updates make up the Third Edition of the OED. The material added to the dictionary includes revised versions of existing entries (which replace the older versions), and new words and senses both within the alphabetical sequence of revised entries and also across the whole A to Z range.

Some of the words sound wacky but this is a very interesting list you should take a look at in order to be abreast of trends the development of the language. Nigerian journalists and media practitioners, including those involved in all forms of writing and public speaking should read this article and go through the list.

New words list March 2019

New words
New sub-entries
New senses
New revision sections

New word entries

anti-suffragism, n.: “Opposition to the extension of the right to vote in political elections to women; the political movement dedicated to this.”
Aperol, n.: “A proprietary name for: an orange-coloured Italian aperitif flavoured with gentian, rhubarb, and a variety of herbs and roots. Also: a drink of this.”
archicembalo, n.: “Any of various types of harpsichord having more than twelve keys to the octave and therefore capable of producing intervals smaller than a semitone…”
Argonautical, adj.: “Of, relating to, or likened to the Argonauts. Cf. Argonautic adj.”
Assiniboine, n. and adj.: “A member of a Siouan people of the Great Plains, now living mainly in southern Saskatchewan and northern Montana.”
Aucklander, n.: “A native or inhabitant of city or region of Auckland, New Zealand.”
baff, n.2: “A slipper; = baffie n. Usually in plural.”
baffie, n.: “A slipper, esp. one that is old and worn out (cf. bauchle n. 1). Usually in plural. Cf. baff n.2”
baggataway, n.: “The game of lacrosse, esp. as played by certain indigenous peoples of eastern Canada and the midwestern and northeastern United States, using sticks…”

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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