Library Today: Explore more than 2,500 new and revised words

Library Today: Explore more than 2,500 new and revised words

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The latest alphabetical range to be revised is from philanthropal to pimento. Find out the latest definitions and quotations for everything from phisher (a person who perpetrates a fraud on the Internet in order to glean personal information from individuals) to phreaker (a person who fraudulently obtains a telephone or computer connection), from pho (a type of Vietnamese soup) to pico de gallo (a Mexican salad or salsa), and from phwoar (an expression of desire originating in Britain) to phoney baloney (a U.S. term for nonsense).

Please see the Oxford English Dictionary Online for a full list of new and revised words in this range.

Life coach and SARS enter the OED
New entries also have been added across the alphabet – from SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), to life coach (a professional counselor) to human beatbox (a person who uses their voice to imitate the rhythms of hip-hop music).

Visit the OED for a full list of new entries from across the alphabet.

Click on the OED Newsletter Web page to read more OED news, including a new story from the archives and “Quotable quotes.”

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