This Day In History - Oxford Dictionary Debuts 1884

Oxford Dictionary Debuts 1884

Monday, February 1, 2021

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Event Description

On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of theOxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED is the definitive authority on the meaning, pronunciation and history of over half a million words, past and present

Event Location

London, England, United Kingdom