New words that added up because use to technology in digital age

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a corpus of words such that they got their origin because of use of technology.


  • bitcoin
  • cloud
  • follow
  • handle
  • tag
  • viral

Any resources available ?


  • Not from Oxford (at least not publicly); however, there are open access corpora out there, for example here, which may be of some use to you.

  • Hi @aagarwal799. Something else that might help you would be to explore the categories section of the OED (we have a technology category). Although not everything in there will have its origins in technology (some words, such as unicorn, have developed a new sense due to technology, rather than originating in the tech world), it's interesting to explore. There is an etymology section for each word, and a date of first known usage, which should be useful to you.

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