Oxford English Dictionary Adds Retweet, Sexting, Cyberbullying and Woot


Winning uh? The 12th Edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary now contains 400 new entries including cyberbullying, domestic goddess, gastric band, sexting, slow food, textspeak, retweet and woot. An additional meaning for ‘follower’ was also added ‘someone who is tracking a particular person, group, etc. on a social networking site’.

Earlier in the year, The Oxford English Dictionary added ZOMG, OMG, Twittersphere and LOL  to its online library. There’s also an addition to the meaning of ‘friend’ ‘a contact on a social networking website’, while the first edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary had ‘person who acts for one, e.g. as second in duel’.

This year, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary celebrates its centennial birthday and now has over 240,000 words.

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Source: Mashable via Oxford University Press Blog

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