What was the word of the year in 2011?

What was the word of the year in 2011?

squeezed middle

Year UK Word of the Year US Word of the Year
2010 big society refudiate
2011 squeezed middle
2012 omnishambles GIF (noun)
2013 selfie

What words have been added to the OED?

More than 550 new words, senses, and sub-entries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including mentionitis, awesomesauce, safe space, and shticky.

When was OMG added to the OED?

March 2011
For the March 2011 release of OED Online, we have selected for publication a number of noteworthy initialisms—abbreviations consisting of the initial letters of a name or expression. Some of these—such as OMG [OMG int. (and n.) and adj.]: ‘Oh my God’ (or sometimes ‘gosh’, ‘goodness’, etc.)

What is the first word in the Oxford English Dictionary?

The aardvark is not mythical, like the phoenix, since it really exists, but it has its own urban myth. Ask anyone which word comes first in an English dictionary, and they will assuredly answer “aardvark“.

What is the latest Oxford dictionary edition?

Version 12.4. 191 (2020): The latest 2020 Oxford University Word Database. New dictionary entries, improved quality of audio pronunciation.

What was the top word in 2011?

The word ‘Occupy’ topped the list as the most used word in the English language.

What is the Word of the Year 2021?

‘Resilience’ is the word for 2021 because it implies hope, faith and possibilities. Towards the end of December, it has become a tradition for major wordsmiths to choose one word that sums up the shared experiences of the year.

What year was LOL added to the dictionary?

Acceptance. On March 24, 2011, LOL, along with other acronyms, was formally recognized in an update of the Oxford English Dictionary. In their research, it was determined that the earliest recorded use of LOL as an initialism was for “little old lady” in the 1960s.

Is LOL a real word?

Love it or loathe it, “lol” is now a legitimate word in our lexicon, says Graeme Diamond, the OED’s principal editor for new words. “The word is common, widespread, and people understand it,” he explains. The word serves a real purpose – it conveys tone in text, something that even the most cynical critics accept.