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On Tuesday we explored the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its 1857 origins to the publication of the Second Edition in 1989 . Though the Second Edition is the last edition available in print , the OED is continuously being updated on its online platform . In fact, not only are new...
The Oxford English Dictionary is perhaps one of the most recognized dictionaries in the world. With past and present definitions of over 600,000 words, the OED touts itself as a "historical dictionary" that includes not only the current definition of a word, but also its history. According to the...
This week the Oxford Dictionaries Blog explored the world of comedy with From joke to farce: comedy words and where they come from . Of the seven words profiled, the oldest, farce , dates back to 1530 and comes from the Old French word farce , which the etymology describes as "occurs as the name...
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March is Women's History Month, and the Oxford Dictionaries blog is celebrating with a quiz about "the words of womenkind". Jenkins' members can find the definitions of words like gynarchy , herstory , philogyny , Queen Bee , suffragette , and superwoman on the Oxford English Dictionary database, a...
Speed your legal research by installing our OED lookup extension, built just for Jenkins members. This Chrome extension allows you to instantly define a selected a word or phrase, using the Oxford English Dictionary, available via your membership. Once installed, users can select a word or phrase,...