New words added to the dictionary in 2016

New words added to the dictionary in 2016 – The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is updated four times a year, every March, June, September, and December.

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.

Submissions from readers of the OED are generated by a web-based form (see below quiz).

When a reader presses the submit button a message appears on-screen confirming that the data has been captured successfully, which means that the evidence has reached the OED.

Providing the submission does not duplicate evidence already held in-house, it is filed electronically.

The data is therefore available to Dictionary editors when they come to draft or revise the relevant entry.

Readers can check whether a quotation has been included by consulting the online edition of the OED, provided they, their public library, or their institution, subscribe to the service.

The revision is a huge task, and in order to meet tough deadlines Oxford regrets that it cannot enter into correspondence about individual submissions.

Try this quiz to see how many of the words that were added in 2016 that you know.


You are only allowed 1 try and have already submitted your quiz.

New word list 2016

OED New word submission form

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