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Amber Alert to Nomophobia, 10 words that entered the dictionary in 2019

Here are some of the most interesting additions to Oxford English Dictionary in 2019

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Neha Mishra New Delhi
Every year, new words are coined and new definitions added to the already existing vocabulary. Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most important English language dictionary, added more than 1,400 words, senses, and sub-entries in the year 2019. 

The English language is constantly evolving and to keep up with the slangs that now rule and impact our everyday lives, new words like ‘omnishambles’, ‘satoshi, ‘nomophobia and ‘lightsabre’ were added to the dictionary in 2019. Some of the latest additions surprised us, but other words left us wondering why they weren’t included earlier.

The Oxford English Dictionary is revised four times every year

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First Published: Dec 31 2019 | 7:20 PM IST

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