Five new words in Collins English Dictionary, December 2019

Here are the editorial team’s favourite new words and meanings added to Collins English Dictionary online in December. daith Defined as “an ear piercing that forms a loop around the inner cartilage of the ear”, daith was selected by one of the editors largely for its… Read More
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Sleepers – how a word can suddenly find fame!

When we think about new words coming into the dictionary, we often assume that the gap between a word being invented and being added to the dictionary is relatively short. However, a couple of interesting words that were recently selected for the dictionary have taken a long time to find… Read More
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New Words Published in October

What geekery is this? New words added to in October include X factor, Tardis-like and posterize. Ridic? A huge number of excellent new words and meanings have been submitted to in the last… Read More
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New Words Published in September

In July 2012 started accepting new word suggestions from anyone who wants to be part of the evolution of the English language. Our hard-working dictionary editors have been busy sorting through thousands of entries since then. Here are the eighty-six new words and senses that were added to… Read More