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OED

abbr.
Oxford English Dictionary

OED

abbreviation for
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Oxford English Dictionary

OED

or O.E.D.,

Oxford English Dictionary.
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Noun1.OED - an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
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Indian speech etiquette features a complex system of kinship terms and terms of address, in which age, gender, status, and family relationships are marked by a highly specific vocabulary with no direct equivalents in English," said Danica Salazar, OED World English Editor.
The first occurrence of the EM for example found in the OED dates back to 1340-1370.
A borrowing from Tagalog, OED wrote in the etymology section of the word kilig.
We've consulted all the above dictionaries except the OED online updates for each word, with these results:
The OED editors also read and reviewed a number of Philippine books and magazines as well as several lexical studies of Philippine English by Filipino and foreign linguists.
Since 1879, when the dictionary's first editor, James Murray, began publicising lists of words for which additional evidence was especially wanted, the OED has appealed for contributions from the general public.
The OED also noted that the correct name for the "#" symbol
Michael, a former pupil of Fettes College in Edinburgh, said: "When I first joined the OED in 1989, I was part of a small team of five in the new words group.
This article will map the historical roots of the OED, how it came into being, and what its present and future looks like.
Where in the discussion reference is made to equivalent lemmata in the OED, the latter will of course be found with English spelling.
OED Online also reveals that if Prince William had proposed to Kate Middleton three hundred years ago, he might have asked her to "join giblets" with him, or suggested that they "buckle", a word used by poet John Dryden in 1693 meaning to unite oneself in wedlock.
Most word mavens, including fans of the OED, have taken to online habits these days, but there's nothing like the serendipitous pleasure of reading the OED - usually with magnifying glass in hand - and happening upon unfamiliar and delightful words.