How and who decides what words are to be in the dictionaries every year?

As far as I have not yet foun the information of the question, I would like to ask for your help.
How do new words appear in the dictionaries?
Who decides what whord to chose?
And is there a chronicle for such development of language anywhere?


  • SimoneSimone admin
    edited October 2018

    Hi @mikomijadeskywalker
    Oh, this is a very interesting topic! :)

    Have a look at this page, you will find the answer to your first two questions there:
    How our dictionaries are created

    Regarding the record of the development of the language: this will be found on the Oxford Dictionary of English (OED), as it is 'a historical dictionary and it forms a record of all the core words and meanings in English over more than 1,000 years, from Old English to the present day, and including many obsolete and historical terms. Meanings are ordered chronologically in the OED, according to when they were first recorded in English'.

    This is opposed to the content of the English dictionary form Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO), which 'focuses on current English and includes modern meanings and uses of words.'

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