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26 February 2019: we've made a printable document with all the changes that you need: OTCWL2018 Update.pdf

The first page has the new 2s-8s and deletions; the rest contains all the new words in alphabetical order, the number of new words by length, and the words added to OTCWL2018 but not added to OSPD6.

Overview

OSPD6

This page was created to help with the transition from OWL3/OSPD5 to OWL4/OSPD6. OSPD6 was released by Merriam-Webster on 24 September 2018.

We are still waiting to hear from NASPA when OWL4 (OTCWL2019?) will be available, but it won't be until Spring 2019 at the earliest. On 13 December 2018, NASPA sent out an email announcing the draft list of New Words for OWL4, with an effective date for club and tournament play of February 1, 2019.
On 4 January 2019, NASPA sent out an email announcing the postponement of the effective date of the new words until March 1, 2019.

NASPA members can login to the NASPA website and download the wordlist as it currently stands. This same email stated: "these files are close to final, but there may still be some changes" and "There will be a small number of deletions that represent corrections from the previous edition - fewer than 20 entries in all likelihood". They also say "A new release of NASPA Zyzzyva that includes OTCWL2018 is targeted for January", but I would not count on that.

This is page is a work in progress. Please email any comments, corrections, or suggestions to Rebecca.

History & Terminology

The Official Tournament and Club Word List, aka OTCWL or OWL, contains the list of 2-15 letter words acceptable in club and tournament Scrabble. The OWL is sanctioned by North American SCRABBLE Players Association, and is available to NASPA members only.

The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, or OSPD, contains the list of 2-8 letter words (with limited definitions) and is used for School Scrabble, and home or casual play. The OSPD can be purchased by anyone.

  • OSPD6 : Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary Sixth Edition (published 24 September 2018)
  • OSPD5 : Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary Fifth Edition (published August 2014)
  • OSPD4 : Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary Fourth Edition (published late 2005)
  • OWL4 = OTCWL2019 : Official Tournament and Club Word List 2019 Edition (anticipate publication in 2019, effective date unknown)
  • OWL3.1 = OTCWL2016 : Official Tournament and Club Word List 2016 (published in August 2016, effective date for tournament play 1 September 2016) minor update, added 1106 new words, mostly 9+ letters long
  • OWL3 = OTCWL2014 : Official Tournament and Club Word List 2014 Edition (published August 2014, effective for tournament play 10 April 2015)
  • OWL2 = OTCWL2006 : Official Tournament and Club Word List 2006 Edition (published early 2006, effective for tournament play 1 March 2006)

You should be able look up OSPD6 words at the Merriam-Webster Scrabble Word Finder website (click Tournament Mode and use your NASPA login to access the full list). There is an option to choose between "Tournament Mode" and "OSPD6", but be warned that "OSPD6" option doesn't show LOTS of very common words, so don't use it. Warning: after a few minutes of using the website, it will arbitrarily log you out of Tournament Mode so your results will change. Just be sure you are still in Tournament Mode when you are using the tool.

FAQs

Where can I get a printable copy of the new words?

As of January 2019, for the full list of changes, you can login to the NASPA website and download the list and print it for yourself (after logging in to the Member Services page, scroll down until you find the list of OTCWL2018 documents).

NASPA's document is 16 pages long, so we've made a more compact cheat sheet (just 10 pages) with all the changes that you need: Complete OTCWL2018 CheatSheet Our document also lists the deletions, the number of new words by length, and the words added to OTCWL2018 but not added to OSPD6

Do you have a list of the "new words"?

Not yet. Merriam-Webster published OSPD6 on 24 September 2018, but did not issue a list of the new words - they just gave a few dozen and said "more than 300 were added". Folks have been combing through the print OSPD6 and also looking at M-W online to glean the list. You can see what has been found so far in the New Words OSDP6 section on this page.

NASPA has not released any specifics on new words for OWL, but in a 27 September 2018 email from NASPA, John Chew is quoted: "When the next OTCWL is ready, the list of its new words will be a free download for NASPA members."

On 13 December 2018, NASPA released a draft list of the new OWL4 words, that you can download from the member services section of the NASPA website (login and then scroll down to "OTCWL2018xxxx"). You can see excerpts of the additions below.

Will all the new OSPD6 words be added to OWL?

We don't know yet. Ideally, OWL4 will include the updates to OSPD6, but there were tons of discrepancies between OSPD5 and OWL3, so we have no guarantees.

In a 27 September 2018 email from NASPA, John Chew is quoted "In principle, all of the new OSPD6 words should make it into the next edition of the OTCWL, after being vetted again by the Dictionary Committee."

When will OWL4 come out? When will the new words go into effect?

According to a 9/24/2018 NYT article, John Chew said that the OWL "won't be updated with the new Merriam-Webster additions until early next year" (i.e., 2019). NASPA has given no other dates or specifics.

Some observations: The new words can't go into effect for tournament (and club) play without giving players at least a few months between the release date of the OWL and the effective date - to give folks enough time to learn them. Ditto for the new words being available on Zyzzva (for word adjudication and study).

If they want the new words to be in use for National's next year, they'll have to release the OWL and a working version in Zyzzyva! no later than April 2019. If they can't make that date, then they'll probably wait until after National's - or release it at National's for an effective date late in 2019, or even into 2020. Remember, OWL3 was released in August 2014 and was supposed to go into effect December of that year, but the effective date was delayed an additional 5 months(!), to April of 2015.

New Words OSPD6

The words listed below are found in the Merriam-Webster Scrabble Word Finder website, which was recently updated to OSPD6. Most of them have also been verified in print versions of OSPD6. Thanks to the hard work of all the folks who have contributed to this effort!

Numbers so far:

Words added to OSPD6 = 343,
number of those words already in OWL3 = 54,
so the number of words that are new to us = 289.
[number not already in CSW15 = 193]

This list is very much a work in progress. Please send corrections or additions to: to Rebecca.

WordDefinitionNotes
AGYRIAn. a disease of the brain, AGYRIAS   [not in CSW15]
AGYRIAS   [not in CSW15]
AIRBALLv. to miss the goal in basketball, AIRBALLED, AIRBALLING, AIRBALLS
AIRBALLED   [not in CSW15]
AIRBALLING   [not in CSW15]
AIRBALLS
AJIESn. AJIS (plural of AJI)   [not in CSW15]
AMPACITIES   [not in CSW15]
AMPACITYn. the largest amount of current that a wire can carry. AMPACITIES   [not in CSW15]
ANAGENn. a period of hair growth, see also ANAGEN(s), CATAGEN(s), TELOGEN(s)   [not in CSW15]
ANAGENS   [not in CSW15]
ANSATZn. an initial estimate of the solution to a mathematical or technical problem that is used to guide work to a more precise answer, ANSATZES   [not in CSW15]
ANSATZES   [not in CSW15]
ANTIFAn. an antifascist, ANTIFAS   [not in CSW15]
ANTIFAS   [not in CSW15]
AQUAFABAn. liquid resulting from cooking beans in water (no plural)   [not in CSW15]
ARAHUANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
ARAHUANAS   [not in CSW15]
ARANCINIn. balls of cooked rice (already plural)   [not in CSW15]
ARAWANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
ARAWANAS   [not in CSW15]
AROWANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
AROWANAS   [not in CSW15]
ARUANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
ARUANAS   [not in CSW15]
ASIAGOn. an Italian cow's milk cheese, ASIAGOS
ASIAGOS
AUDISMn. discrimination or prejudice against deaf people, AUDISMS. Also AUDIST(s)   [not in CSW15]
AUDISMS   [not in CSW15]
AUDISTn. one who discriminates against deaf people, AUDISTS   [not in CSW15]
AUDISTS
AUTOSAVEv. AUTOSAVED, AUTOSAVES, AUTOSAVING
AUTOSAVED
AUTOSAVES
AUTOSAVING
BABESIAEn. BABESIA, an additional plural, BABESIAS was already good   [not in CSW15]
BALDIEn. a bald person (not offensive anymore)added to OWL3, but not in OSPD5. Also BALDY and BALDIES were good in OWL2 & OSPD4, but were removed from OSPD5. BALDIE is NOT in the print OSPD6, but is in MWO in Tournament Mode only
BALDIESadded to OWL3, but not in OSPD5. Also BALDY and BALDIES were good in OWL2 & OSPD4, but were removed from OSPD5. They are all back now.
BALDYadded to OWL3, but not in OSPD5. Also BALDY and BALDIES were good in OWL2 & OSPD4, but were removed from OSPD5. They are all back now.
BANDSAWEDv. BANDSAW now a verb   [not in CSW15]
BANDSAWING   [not in CSW15]
BARCODEn. BARCODES
BARCODES
BASEHEADn. a person who freebases cocaine, BASEHEADSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BASEHEADSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BEATDOWNn. an overwhelming defeat or punishment, BEATDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
BEATDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
BEHOOFSn. a plural of BEHOOF. BEHOOVES already goodin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BESTIEn. best friend, BESTIES
BESTIES
BIBIMBAPn. a Korean rice dish, BIBIMBAPS   [not in CSW15]
BIBIMBAPS   [not in CSW15]
BITCOINn. a digital currency, BITCOINS
BITCOINSn.
BITRATEn. BITRATES   [not in CSW15]
BITRATES   [not in CSW15]
BITURBOn. an engine with two turbos, BITURBOS   [not in CSW15]
BITURBOS   [not in CSW15]
BIZJETn. a jetplane used for business, BIZJETS   [not in CSW15]
BIZJETS   [not in CSW15]
BLACKLEGGEDin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. reportedly not in print OSPD6, although online
BLACKLEGGINGin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. reportedly not in print OSPD6, although online
BLACKTIPn. a small shark, BLACKTIPS   [not in CSW15]
BLACKTIPS   [not in CSW15]
BLEARERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BLEARESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BLEWITn. a type of mushroom, BLEWITSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. OWL3 had the correct BLEWIT singular, BLEWITS plural; while OSPD5 had the BLEWITS as the singular and BLEWITSES as the (incorrect) plural. They seem to have removed BLEWITSES and fixed this
BLEWITSESincorrectly added to OSPD5. not found online for OSPD6, so hopefully gone for good.
BLOGGIER   [not in CSW15]
BLOGGIEST   [not in CSW15]
BLOGGYadj. characteristic of blogging, BLOGGIER, BLOGGIEST   [not in CSW15]
BOKEHn. the blurred quality of out-of-focus parts of an image. BOKEHS   [not in CSW15]
BOKEHS   [not in CSW15]
BOTNETn. a group of computers linked by malware, BOTNETS
BOTNETS
BUILDOUTn. work done to expand a system, BUILDOUTS
BUILDOUTS
BUTCHESTadj. BUTCH, BUTCHERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. OWL3 defined it as "offensive", which is likely why it was omitted from OSPD5
CALVARIAEn. CALVARIA. CALVARIAS was already good
CANKLEn. a thick ankle, CANKLES
CANKLES
CAPCOMn. CAPCOMS   [not in CSW15]
CAPCOMS   [not in CSW15]
CAPICHEv. used as interjection, CAPICHE, CAPISCE, CAPISH   [not in CSW15]
CAPISHv. used as interjection, CAPICHE, CAPISCE, CAPISH   [not in CSW15]
CAPTCHAn. CAPTCHAS
CAPTCHAS
CATAGENn. a period of hair growth, see also ANAGEN(s), CATAGEN(s), TELOGEN(s)   [not in CSW15]
CATAGENS   [not in CSW15]
CAVEOLAn. tiny pit in a cell membrane, CAVEOLAE.   [not in CSW15]
CAVEOLAE   [not in CSW15]
CAVEOLARMW Online lists adj. CAVEOLAR in the definition of CAVEOLA, but it is not listed independently. It has been spotted in the print OSPD6, though.   [not in CSW15]
CHHERTUMn. plural of CHETRUM (monetary unit), which is a subunit of NGULTRUM(s)   [not in CSW15]
CHYRONn. text streaming at the bottom of a news broadcast, CHYRONS   [not in CSW15]
CHYRONS   [not in CSW15]
COCURATEv. to curate jointly, COCURATED, COCURATES, COCURATING. Note COCURATOR(s) was already good   [not in CSW15]
COCURATED   [not in CSW15]
COCURATES   [not in CSW15]
COCURATING   [not in CSW15]
COINVESTv. to invest jointly, COINVESTED, COINVESTING, COINVESTS. COINVESTOR(s) already good   [not in CSW15]
COINVESTED   [not in CSW15]
COINVESTING   [not in CSW15]
COINVESTS   [not in CSW15]
CONLANGn. an invented language, CONLANGS   [not in CSW15]
CONLANGS   [not in CSW15]
COTEAUSn. coteaux, pl of COTEAUin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
COTIJAn. a type of Mexican cheese (no plural)   [not in CSW15]
DANGESTadj. dang. DANGER, DANGESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5   [not in CSW15]
DHOLLn. dal DHOLLSjoins DAHL DAL DHAL
DHOLLS
DIDYMOn. a class of algae, DIDYMOS   [not in CSW15]
DIDYMOS   [not in CSW15]
DISODIUMadj. containing two sodium atoms
DOPEHEADn. potheadin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
DOPEHEADSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
DROPDOWNn. an online menu that appears below an item, DROPDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
DROPDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
EELINGn. the activity of catching eelsno plural listed in OSPD6. FISHINGS is good, so ..   [not in CSW15]
EMOJIn. EMOJIS
EMOJIS
EUSTRESSn. a form of stress that is beneficial to health or well-being, EUSTRESSES   [not in CSW15]
EUSTRESSES   [not in CSW15]
EWint. EEWEEW added last time   [not in CSW15]
EXOMEn. part of the genome consisting of exons, EXOMES   [not in CSW15]
EXOMES   [not in CSW15]
EXONEREEn. someone who has been exonerated. EXONEREES   [not in CSW15]
EXONEREES   [not in CSW15]
EXUVIAn. molted covering of an animal.pl: EXUVIA or EXUVIAE, adj. EXUVIALin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
EXUVIUMn. molted covering of an animal.pl: EXUVIA or EXUVIAE, adj. EXUVIALin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
FACEPALMv. DOH! FACEPALMED, FACEPALMING, FACEPALMS   [not in CSW15]
FACEPALMED   [not in CSW15]
FACEPALMING   [not in CSW15]
FACEPALMS   [not in CSW15]
FARROn. a ancient grain in the wheat family, FARROS   [not in CSW15]
FARROS   [not in CSW15]
FENINGAn. new plural of FENING. FENINGS   [not in CSW15]
FIBRATEn. a drug that regulates lipids, FIBRATES
FIBRATES
FLATBRODn. a flatbread made with rye, FLATBRODS   [not in CSW15]
FLATBRODS   [not in CSW15]
FROIDEURn. an aloof manner (e.g., cold shoulder), FROIDEURS
FROIDEURS
FROWNIER   [not in CSW15]
FROWNIEST   [not in CSW15]
FROWNYadj. FROWNIER, FROWNIEST   [not in CSW15]
GAMIFIED
GAMIFIES
GAMIFYv. to turn into a game. GAMIFIED, GAMIFIES, GAMIFYINGnote: GAMIFICATION(s) was already good
GAMIFYING
GASLIGHTEDv. new verb. GASLIGHT and GASLIGHTS were good
GASLIGHTINGnew verb. GASLIGHT and GASLIGHTS were good
GHERAOSn. GHERAOES (plural of GHERAO)in OWL3 but not in OSPD5
GRAPHENEn. a carbon structure capable of transmitting electricity
GRAPHENES
GRIZZESn. plural of GRIZ, GRIZES was already good   [not in CSW15]
HETMENn. plural of HETMAN, also HETMANSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
HIVEMINDn. the shared ideas of a group, HIVEMINDS   [not in CSW15]
HIVEMINDS   [not in CSW15]
HYPERERadj. HYPERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5   [not in CSW15]
HYPERESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5   [not in CSW15]
IMIPENEMn. an antibacterial drug, IMIPENEMS   [not in CSW15]
IMIPENEMS   [not in CSW15]
INEPTERadj. INEPTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
INEPTESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
INTERNETn. pl INTERNETS
INTERNETS
JUDGEYadj. tending to judge others. Also JUDGY. JUDGIER JUDGIEST   [not in CSW15]
JUDGIER   [not in CSW15]
JUDGIEST   [not in CSW15]
JUDGYadj. tending to judge others. Also JUDGEY. JUDGIER JUDGIEST   [not in CSW15]
KOPIYKYn. new plural of KOPIYKA. KOPIYKAS, KOPIYKOY, KOPIYOK   [not in CSW15]
KOPIYOKn. new plural of KOPIYKA. KOPIYKAS, KOPIYKOY, KOPIYOK
LEDGEDadj.in OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LEMONIERadj. comparative of LEMONYin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LEMONIESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LEUCISMn. abnormally pale coloring of skin, hair, LEUCISMS   [not in CSW15]
LEUCISMS   [not in CSW15]
LISTICLEn.   [not in CSW15]
LISTICLESn.   [not in CSW15]
LONGFORMadj.   [not in CSW15]
LOOGIEn. a mass of saliva and phlegm   [not in CSW15]
LOOGIES   [not in CSW15]
LUCIDERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LUCIDESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
MACARONn. a French sandwich cookie MACARONS   [not in CSW15]
MACARONS   [not in CSW15]
METICAn. METICAL(s) a monetary unit of Mozambique   [not in CSW15]
METICAS   [not in CSW15]
MISFOLDv. to fold wrongly, MISFOLDED, MISFOLDING, MISFOLDS   [not in CSW15]
MISFOLDED   [not in CSW15]
MISFOLDING   [not in CSW15]
MISFOLDS   [not in CSW15]
MULLOWAYn. a large fish, MULLOWAYS
MULLOWAYS
NGWEESn. plural of NGWEEin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NIBLETn. NIBLETSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NIBLETSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NONAVIANadj. not relating to birds   [not in CSW15]
NONIn. a small tree NONIS
NONIS
NONKINn. those who aren't kin, NONKINS   [not in CSW15]
NONKINS   [not in CSW15]
NONTOXICSn. NONTOXICused to be an adjective, now a noun
NUBBERn. a weakly hit ball   [not in CSW15]
NUBBERS   [not in CSW15]
NUNCHUCKn. NUNCHUK and NUNCHAKU, pl. NUNCHUCKS   [not in CSW15]
NUNCHUCKS
NUTJOBn. pl. NUTJOBS
NUTJOBS
NUTSOn. pl NUTSOSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NUTSOSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
OKadj.   [not in CSW15]
ONBOARDEDv. ONBOARD, to train someone to new job, ONBOARDED, ONBOARDING, ONBOARDSnew sense of ONBOARD as a verb   [not in CSW15]
ONBOARDING
ONBOARDS   [not in CSW15]
OTHEREDv. OTHER, to treat someone as different. OTHERS, OTHERED, OTHERINGnew sense of OTHER as a verb   [not in CSW15]
OTHERING   [not in CSW15]
OUTCASTEDv. OUTCASTE, to cause someone to lose their caste, OUTCASTES OUTCASTED, OUTCASTEINGin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
OUTCASTEINGOWL3 had OUTCASTING, which appears to be incorrect. Will have to see if OWL4 fixes this by replacing OUTCASTING with OUTCASTEING
OVERTHINNEDv. to make too thin, OVERTHINNED, OVERTHINNING, OVERTHINSOVERTHIN was already good adj.
OVERTHINNINGv. to make too thin, OVERTHINNED, OVERTHINNING, OVERTHINS
OVERTHINSv. to make too thin, OVERTHINNED, OVERTHINNING, OVERTHINS
OWIEn. a BOOBOO   [not in CSW15]
OWIES   [not in CSW15]
PAPASANn. a chair shaped like a bowl   [not in CSW15]
PAPASANS   [not in CSW15]
PEROGISn. plural of PEROGIin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. PEROGIES was already good
PIZZAZZadj. PIZZAZ and PIZAZZ also goodin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
PIZZAZZYin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
PLATANNAn. an African frog
PLATANNAS
PREGAMEDv. PREGAMEPREGAME and PREGAMES were good already   [not in CSW15]
PREGAMING   [not in CSW15]
PUGGLEn. dog that is a pug-beagle mix
PUGGLES
QAPIKn. GOPIK (monetary unit)   [not in CSW15]
QAPIKS   [not in CSW15]
QUORATEadj. having a QUORUM
RAGDOLLn.   [not in CSW15]
RAGDOLLS   [not in CSW15]
REAISn. REAL, pl. REIS REAISnew plural of REAL   [not in CSW15]
RELISTENv. to listen again RELISTENED, RELISTENS, RELISTENING   [not in CSW15]
RELISTENED   [not in CSW15]
RELISTENING   [not in CSW15]
RELISTENS   [not in CSW15]
ROOTKITn.
ROOTKITS
ROTELYadv. by rote   [not in CSW15]
SANTOKUn. a japanese knife   [not in CSW15]
SANTOKUS   [not in CSW15]
SCHNEIDn. a series of losses   [not in CSW15]
SCHNEIDS   [not in CSW15]
SENTSn. SENT monetary unit of Estonia. SENTI also goodin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
SEROMAn.   [not in CSW15]
SEROMAS   [not in CSW15]
SHEEPLEn.
SHEEPLES   [not in CSW15]
SHOadv. SURE / n. monetary unit (no plural)in OWL3 but not in OSPD5. OSPD6 defines it as a former monetary unit of Tibet, while OWL3/Zyzzyva defines it as an adverb: sure
SPUTUMSn. SPUTUM (SPUTA)new plural   [not in CSW15]
SRIRACHAn.   [not in CSW15]
SRIRACHAS   [not in CSW15]
SUBSTORMn.   [not in CSW15]
SUBSTORMS   [not in CSW15]
SUNSETTEDv. to come to and end, SUNSET, SUNSETTED, SUNSETTINGSUNSET is now also a verb
SUNSETTINGv. to come to and end, SUNSET, SUNSETTED, SUNSETTINGSUNSET is now also a verb
TALLITOTn. a new plural of TALLIT (TALLITH)new plural
TELOGENn. a period of hair growth, see also ANAGEN(s), CATAGEN(s), TELOGEN(s)   [not in CSW15]
TELOGENS   [not in CSW15]
TEREFAadj. TEREFAH, (TREF)
THEANINEn. an amino acid   [not in CSW15]
THEANINES   [not in CSW15]
THETRIn. currency unit TETRI(s)   [not in CSW15]
THETRIS   [not in CSW15]
TOGROGn. TUGRIK(s)   [not in CSW15]
TOGROGS   [not in CSW15]
TREFAadj. TREFAH, TREFin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
TRUTHERn. one who believes the truth is hidden ?!
TRUTHERS
TUILESn. TUILEin OWL3 but not in OSPD5 (TUILE was singular and plural in OSPD5)
TWEENIEn. TWEENYin OWL3 but not in OSPD5 (TWEENY and TWEENIES were in both)
TWERKv. TWERKED, TWERKS, TWERKING
TWERKED
TWERKING
TWERKS
UMTEENTHadj.in OWL3 but not in OSPD5
UMBELLULEn.in OWL3 but not in OSPD5. NOTE; UMBELULE(S) was in OSPD5, but no longer online, so this looks like a correction and they have deleted UMBELULE(s). OWL3 had both versions. Looks like OWL4 should follow OSPD6 on this.
UMBELLULESin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
UNCLONEDadj.   [not in CSW15]
UNCOMELIERadj.UNCOMELY was good, now compares
UNCOMELIEST
UNCRAZIERadj.UNCRAZY was good, now compares   [not in CSW15]
UNCRAZIEST   [not in CSW15]
UNFONDLYadv.   [not in CSW15]
UNFUSSEDadj   [not in CSW15]
UNGLITZYadj.   [not in CSW15]
UNMERRIERadj.UNMERRY was good, now compares
UNMERRIEST
UNPRETTIERadj.UNPRETTY was good, now compares
UNPRETTIEST
UNSAWv. UNSEE, UNSEES, UNSEEING, UNSAW   [not in CSW15]
UNSEEv. UNSEE, UNSEES, UNSEEING, UNSAWUNSEEN and UNSEEING were already good   [not in CSW15]
UNSEESv.   [not in CSW15]
UNSEXILYadv.   [not in CSW15]
UNSHOWIERadj.UNSHOWY was good, now compares
UNSHOWIEST
UNSTUFFIERadj.in OWL3 but not in OSPD5. UNSTUFFY was good in OSPD5, but didn't compare
UNSTUFFIESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. UNSTUFFY was good in OSPD5, but didn't compare
UNSUBTLERadj.UNSUBTLE was good, now compares   [not in CSW15]
UNSUBTLEST   [not in CSW15]
UNTRENDIERadj.in OWL3 but not in OSPD5. UNTRENDY was good in OSPD5, but didn't compare
UNTRENDIESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. UNTRENDY was good in OSPD5, but didn't compare
UNUSABLYadv.
UPCYCLEv.
UPCYCLEDv.
UPCYCLESv.
UPCYCLINGv.
URTEXTSn. plural of URTEXTwas in OWL3, but not in OSPD5
VAPEv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
VAPEDv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
VAPER
VAPERS
VAPESv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
VAPINGv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
VISIBLESn. new plural
WALIEn. WALY   [not in CSW15]
WAYBACKn. far back of the vehicle   [not in CSW15]
WAYBACKS   [not in CSW15]
WHIRRAint. WIRRA   [not in CSW15]
WOKERadj. WOKE   [not in CSW15]
WOKEST   [not in CSW15]
WORDIEn. lover of words   [not in CSW15]
WORDIES   [not in CSW15]
WUDDIES   [not in CSW15]
WUDDYn. large loop at end of rope   [not in CSW15]
YOWZAint.   [not in CSW15]
YUKEv. to itch, YEUK
YUKED
YUKES
YUKING
ZENn.no plural in MWO   [not in CSW15]
ZLOTEn. plin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
ZLOTIESn. plin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
ZLOTYCHn. plin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
ZOMBOIDadj   [not in CSW15]

New Words OWL4

26 February 2019: For the full list of changes, you can login to the NASPA website and download the list and print it for yourself (after logging in to the Member Services page, scroll down until you find the list of OTCWL2018 documents). NASPA's document is 16 pages long, so we've made a more compact version (just 10 pages) with all the changes that you need: OTCWL2018 Update.pdf Our document also lists the deletions, the number of new words by length, and the words added to OTCWL2018 but not added to OSPD6.

Updated 18 December 2018, using the new OWL4 word list downloaded from the NASPA website. NASPA's email of 13 December 2018 notes: "Note that these files are close to final, but there may still be some changes" and "There will be a small number of deletions that represent corrections from the previous edition - fewer than 20 entries in all likelihood."
Updated 27 December 2018 to include list of proposed deletions

The words are in four sections:

These lists are very much a work in progress. (Note: I've only done words 2-9 in length so far; will add the 10s and higher soon). Please send corrections or additions to: to Rebecca.

Words that are new to OWL4 and are also new in OSPD6

WordDefinitionNotes
EWint. EEWEEW added last time   [not in CSW15]
OKadj.   [not in CSW15]
ZENadj.no plural in MWO   [not in CSW15]
NONIn. a small tree NONIS
OWIEn. a BOOBOO   [not in CSW15]
VAPEv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
YUKEv. to itch, YEUK; YUKED, YUKES, YUKING
AJIESn. AJIS (plural of AJI)   [not in CSW15]
BOKEHn. the blurred quality of out-of-focus parts of an image. BOKEHS   [not in CSW15]
DHOLLn. dal DHOLLSjoins DAHL DAL DHAL
EMOJIn. EMOJIS
EXOMEn. part of the genome consisting of exons, EXOMES   [not in CSW15]
FARROn. a ancient grain in the wheat family, FARROS   [not in CSW15]
JUDGYadj. tending to judge others. Also JUDGEY. JUDGIER JUDGIEST   [not in CSW15]
NONIS
OWIES   [not in CSW15]
QAPIKn. GOPIK (monetary unit)   [not in CSW15]
REAISn. REAL, pl. REIS REAISnew plural of REAL   [not in CSW15]
TWERKv. TWERKED, TWERKS, TWERKING
UNSAWv. UNSEE, UNSEES, UNSEEING, UNSAW   [not in CSW15]
UNSEEv. UNSEE, UNSEES, UNSEEING, UNSAWUNSEEN and UNSEEING were already good   [not in CSW15]
VAPEDv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
VAPER
VAPESv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
WALIEn. WALY   [not in CSW15]
WOKERadj. WOKE, WOKEST   [not in CSW15]
WUDDYn. large loop at end of rope, WUDDIES   [not in CSW15]
YOWZAint.   [not in CSW15]
YUKEDv. YEUK, to itch
YUKESv. YEUK, to itch
AGYRIAn. a disease of the brain, AGYRIAS   [not in CSW15]
ANAGENn. a period of hair growth, see also ANAGEN(s), CATAGEN(s), TELOGEN(s)   [not in CSW15]
ANSATZn. an initial estimate of the solution to a mathematical or technical problem that is used to guide work to a more precise answer, ANSATZES   [not in CSW15]
ANTIFAn. an antifascist, ANTIFAS   [not in CSW15]
ARUANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
ASIAGOn. an Italian cow's milk cheese, ASIAGOS
AUDISMn. discrimination or prejudice against deaf people, AUDISMS. Also AUDIST(s)   [not in CSW15]
AUDISTn. one who discriminates against deaf people, AUDISTS   [not in CSW15]
BESTIEn. best friend, BESTIES
BIZJETn. a jetplane used for business, BIZJETS   [not in CSW15]
BLOGGYadj. characteristic of blogging, BLOGGIER, BLOGGIEST   [not in CSW15]
BOKEHS   [not in CSW15]
BOTNETn. a group of computers linked by malware, BOTNETS
CANKLEn. a thick ankle, CANKLES
CAPCOMn. CAPCOMS   [not in CSW15]
CAPISHv. used as interjection, CAPICHE, CAPISCE, CAPISH   [not in CSW15]
CHYRONn. text streaming at the bottom of a news broadcast, CHYRONS   [not in CSW15]
COTIJAn. a type of Mexican cheese (no plural)   [not in CSW15]
DHOLLS
DIDYMOn. a class of algae, DIDYMOS   [not in CSW15]
EELINGn. the activity of catching eelsno plural listed in OSPD6. FISHINGS is good, so ..   [not in CSW15]
EMOJIS
EXOMES   [not in CSW15]
FARROS   [not in CSW15]
FROWNYadj. FROWNIER, FROWNIEST   [not in CSW15]
GAMIFYv. to turn into a game. GAMIFIED, GAMIFIES, GAMIFYINGnote: GAMIFICATION(s) was already good
JUDGEYadj. tending to judge others. Also JUDGY. JUDGIER JUDGIEST   [not in CSW15]
LOOGIEn. a mass of saliva and phlegm   [not in CSW15]
METICAn. METICAL(s) a monetary unit of Mozambique   [not in CSW15]
NONKINn. those who aren't kin, NONKINS   [not in CSW15]
NUBBERn. a weakly hit ball   [not in CSW15]
NUTJOBn. pl. NUTJOBS
PUGGLEn. dog that is a pug-beagle mix, PUGGLES
QAPIKS   [not in CSW15]
ROTELYadv. by rote   [not in CSW15]
SEROMAn.   [not in CSW15]
TEREFAadj. TEREFAH, (TREF)
THETRIn. currency unit TETRI(s)   [not in CSW15]
TOGROGn. TUGRIK(s)   [not in CSW15]
TWERKS
UNSEESv.   [not in CSW15]
VAPERS
VAPINGv. VAPED, VAPES, VAPING, also VAPER(s)
WHIRRAint. WIRRA   [not in CSW15]
WOKEST   [not in CSW15]
WORDIEn. lover of words   [not in CSW15]
YUKING
AGYRIAS   [not in CSW15]
AIRBALLv. to miss the goal in basketball, AIRBALLED, AIRBALLING, AIRBALLS
ANAGENS   [not in CSW15]
ANTIFAS   [not in CSW15]
ARAWANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
AROWANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
ARUANAS   [not in CSW15]
ASIAGOS
AUDISMS   [not in CSW15]
AUDISTS
BARCODEn. BARCODES
BESTIES
BITCOINn. a digital currency, BITCOINS
BITRATEn. BITRATES   [not in CSW15]
BITURBOn. an engine with two turbos, BITURBOS   [not in CSW15]
BIZJETS   [not in CSW15]
BOTNETS
CANKLES
CAPCOMS   [not in CSW15]
CAPICHEv. used as interjection, CAPICHE, CAPISCE, CAPISH   [not in CSW15]
CAPTCHAn. CAPTCHAS
CATAGENn. a period of hair growth, see also ANAGEN(s), CATAGEN(s), TELOGEN(s)   [not in CSW15]
CAVEOLAn. tiny pit in a cell membrane, CAVEOLAE.   [not in CSW15]
CHYRONS   [not in CSW15]
CONLANGn. an invented language, CONLANGS   [not in CSW15]
DIDYMOS   [not in CSW15]
FENINGAn. new plural of FENING. FENINGS   [not in CSW15]
FIBRATEn. a drug that regulates lipids, FIBRATES
GRIZZESn. plural of GRIZ, GRIZES was already good   [not in CSW15]
JUDGIER   [not in CSW15]
KOPIYKYn. new plural of KOPIYKA. KOPIYKAS, KOPIYKOY, KOPIYOK   [not in CSW15]
KOPIYOKn. new plural of KOPIYKA. KOPIYKAS, KOPIYKOY, KOPIYOK
LEUCISMn. abnormally pale coloring of skin, hair, LEUCISMS, LEUCISTIC   [not in CSW15]
LOOGIES   [not in CSW15]
MACARONn. a French sandwich cookie MACARONS   [not in CSW15]
METICAS   [not in CSW15]
MISFOLDv. to fold wrongly, MISFOLDED, MISFOLDING, MISFOLDS   [not in CSW15]
NONKINS   [not in CSW15]
NUBBERS   [not in CSW15]
NUTJOBS
OTHEREDv. OTHER, to treat someone as different. OTHERS, OTHERED, OTHERINGnew sense of OTHER as a verb   [not in CSW15]
PAPASANn. a chair shaped like a bowl   [not in CSW15]
PUGGLES
QUORATEadj. having a QUORUM
RAGDOLLn.   [not in CSW15]
ROOTKITn. ROOTKITS
SANTOKUn. a japanese knife   [not in CSW15]
SCHNEIDn. a series of losses, SCHNEIDS   [not in CSW15]
SEROMAS   [not in CSW15]
SHEEPLEn. mass of people who follow blindly, SHEEPLES
SPUTUMSn. SPUTUM (SPUTA)new plural   [not in CSW15]
TELOGENn. a period of hair growth, see also ANAGEN(s), CATAGEN(s), TELOGEN(s)   [not in CSW15]
THETRIS   [not in CSW15]
TOGROGS   [not in CSW15]
TRUTHERn. a conspiracy theorist, -S
TWERKED
UPCYCLEv.
WAYBACKn. far back of the vehicle   [not in CSW15]
WORDIES   [not in CSW15]
WUDDIES   [not in CSW15]
ZOMBOIDadj   [not in CSW15]
AIRBALLS
AMPACITYn. the largest amount of current that a wire can carry. AMPACITIES   [not in CSW15]
ANSATZES   [not in CSW15]
AQUAFABAn. liquid resulting from cooking beans in water (no plural)   [not in CSW15]
ARAHUANAn. a tropical carniverous freshwater fish, ARUANAS. Also: ARAHUANA, ARAWANA, AROWANA, ARUANA   [not in CSW15]
ARANCINIn. balls of cooked rice (already plural)   [not in CSW15]
ARAWANAS   [not in CSW15]
AROWANAS   [not in CSW15]
AUTOSAVEv. AUTOSAVED, AUTOSAVES, AUTOSAVING
BABESIAEn. BABESIA, an additional plural, BABESIAS was already good   [not in CSW15]
BARCODES
BEATDOWNn. an overwhelming defeat or punishment, BEATDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
BIBIMBAPn. a Korean rice dish, BIBIMBAPS   [not in CSW15]
BITCOINSn.
BITRATES   [not in CSW15]
BITURBOS   [not in CSW15]
BLACKTIPn. a small shark, BLACKTIPS   [not in CSW15]
BLOGGIER   [not in CSW15]
BUILDOUTn. work done to expand a system, BUILDOUTS
CAPTCHAS
CATAGENS   [not in CSW15]
CAVEOLAE   [not in CSW15]
CAVEOLARMW Online lists adj. CAVEOLAR in the definition of CAVEOLA, but it is not listed independently. It has been spotted in the print OSPD6, though.   [not in CSW15]
CHHERTUMn. plural of CHETRUM (monetary unit), which is a subunit of NGULTRUM(s)   [not in CSW15]
COCURATEv. to curate jointly, COCURATED, COCURATES, COCURATING. Note COCURATOR(s) was already good   [not in CSW15]
COINVESTv. to invest jointly, COINVESTED, COINVESTING, COINVESTS. COINVESTOR(s) already good   [not in CSW15]
CONLANGS   [not in CSW15]
DISODIUMadj. containing two sodium atoms
DROPDOWNn. an online menu that appears below an item, DROPDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
EUSTRESSn. a form of stress that is beneficial to health or well-being, EUSTRESSES   [not in CSW15]
EXONEREEn. someone who has been exonerated. EXONEREES   [not in CSW15]
FACEPALMv. DOH! FACEPALMED, FACEPALMING, FACEPALMS   [not in CSW15]
FIBRATES
FLATBRODn. a flatbread made with rye, FLATBRODS   [not in CSW15]
FROIDEURn. an aloof manner (e.g., cold shoulder), FROIDEURS
FROWNIER   [not in CSW15]
GAMIFIED
GAMIFIES
GRAPHENEn. a carbon structure capable of transmitting electricity, GRAPHENES
HIVEMINDn. the shared ideas of a group, HIVEMINDS   [not in CSW15]
IMIPENEMn. an antibacterial drug, IMIPENEMS   [not in CSW15]
INTERNETn. pl INTERNETS
JUDGIEST   [not in CSW15]
LEUCISMS   [not in CSW15]
LISTICLEn.   [not in CSW15]
LONGFORMadj.   [not in CSW15]
MACARONS   [not in CSW15]
MISFOLDS   [not in CSW15]
MULLOWAYn. a large fish, MULLOWAYS
NONAVIANadj. not relating to birds   [not in CSW15]
NUNCHUCKn. NUNCHUK and NUNCHAKU, pl. NUNCHUCKS   [not in CSW15]
ONBOARDS   [not in CSW15]
OTHERING   [not in CSW15]
PAPASANS   [not in CSW15]
PLATANNAn. an African frog, PLATANNAS
PREGAMEDv. PREGAMEPREGAME and PREGAMES were good already   [not in CSW15]
RAGDOLLS   [not in CSW15]
RELISTENv. to listen again RELISTENED, RELISTENS, RELISTENING   [not in CSW15]
ROOTKITS
SANTOKUS   [not in CSW15]
SCHNEIDS   [not in CSW15]
SHEEPLES   [not in CSW15]
SRIRACHAn. hot chili sauce, SRIRACHAS   [not in CSW15]
SUBSTORMn.   [not in CSW15]
TALLITOTn. a new plural of TALLIT (TALLITH)new plural
TELOGENS   [not in CSW15]
THEANINEn. an amino acid   [not in CSW15]
TRUTHERS
TWERKING
UNCLONEDadj.   [not in CSW15]
UNFONDLYadv.   [not in CSW15]
UNFUSSEDadj   [not in CSW15]
UNGLITZYadj.   [not in CSW15]
UNSEXILYadv.   [not in CSW15]
UNUSABLYadv.
UPCYCLEDv.
UPCYCLESv.
VISIBLESn. new plural
WAYBACKS   [not in CSW15]
AIRBALLED   [not in CSW15]
ARAHUANAS   [not in CSW15]
AUTOSAVED
AUTOSAVES
BANDSAWEDv. BANDSAW now a verb   [not in CSW15]
BEATDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
BIBIMBAPS   [not in CSW15]
BLACKTIPS   [not in CSW15]
BLOGGIEST   [not in CSW15]
BUILDOUTS
CALVARIAEn. CALVARIA. CALVARIAS was already good
COCURATED   [not in CSW15]
COCURATES   [not in CSW15]
COINVESTS   [not in CSW15]
COLOUREDSn. offensive, alternative to COLOREDSalready good in collins
DROPDOWNS   [not in CSW15]
EXONEREES   [not in CSW15]
FACEPALMS   [not in CSW15]
FLATBRODS   [not in CSW15]
FROIDEURS
FROWNIEST   [not in CSW15]
GRAPHENESn.already good in collins
HIVEMINDS   [not in CSW15]
IMIPENEMS   [not in CSW15]
INTERNETS
LISTICLESn.   [not in CSW15]
MISFOLDEDv   [not in CSW15]
MULLOWAYS
NONTOXICSn. NONTOXICused to be an adjective, now a noun
NUNCHUCKSn.
ONBOARDEDv. ONBOARD, to train someone to new job, ONBOARDED, ONBOARDING, ONBOARDSnew sense of ONBOARD as a verb   [not in CSW15]
OVERTHINSv. to make too thin, OVERTHINNED, OVERTHINNING, OVERTHINS
PLATANNASn.
PREGAMINGv   [not in CSW15]
RELISTENSv.   [not in CSW15]
SRIRACHASn.   [not in CSW15]
SUBSTORMSn.   [not in CSW15]
SUNSETTEDv. to come to and end, SUNSET, SUNSETTED, SUNSETTINGSUNSET is now also a verb
THEANINESn.   [not in CSW15]
UNCRAZIERadj. also UNCRAZIESTUNCRAZY was good, now compares   [not in CSW15]
UNMERRIERadj.UNMERRY was good, now compares
UNSHOWIERadj.UNSHOWY was good, now compares
UNSUBTLERadj.UNSUBTLE was good, now compares   [not in CSW15]
UPCYCLINGv.

Words that are new to OWL4 but are NOT in OSPD6

WordDefinitionNotes
FAKESTadj.New to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
HANGRYadj. Portmanteau hungry and angry, HANGRIER, HANGRIESTNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
GRAWLIXn. symbols and characters in a cartoon that represent swear words, pl. GRAWLIXESNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
MISGAGEv. MISGAUGE already good, MISGAGED, MISGAGES, MISGAGINGNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
PREMAKEv. to make ahead, PREMAKES, PREMAKING (PREMADE was already good as an adj)New to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
RETWEETv. to tweet someone's tweet, RETWEETED, RETWEETING, RETWEETSNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
EMBIGGENv. to make larger, EMBIGGENED, EMBIGGENING, EMBIGGENSNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
HANGRIERNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
MALTIPOOn. cross breed of Maltese and Poodle, pl. MALTIPOOSNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
MISGAGEDNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
MISGAGESNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
PREMAKESNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
RETWEETSNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
SUBTWEETv. to mention someone in a tweet without using their handle or name, SUBTWEETED, SUBTWEETING, SUBTWEETSNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
UNFOLLOWv. to stop subscribing to a feed, UNFOLLOWED, UNFOLLOWING, UNFOLLOWSNew to OWL4, but NOT in OSPD6
ADENYLATE
AFTERBURNn. -S (note: AFTERBURNER(s) was already good)
ALLODYNIAn. pain from nonpainful stimulation, -S
ALOESWOODn. another name for AGARWOOD*, pl. ALOESWOODS
ALUMINIDEn. pl -S
ANNUITISEv. ANNUITIZE, ANNUITISED, ANNUITISES, ANNUITISING, also ANNUITISATION(s), ANNUITIZATION(s)   [not in CSW15]
ANONYMISEv. to make anonymous, ANONYMISED, ANONYMISES, ANONYMISING, ANONYMISER(s), ANONYMISATION(s)
ANONYMIZEv. to make anonymous, ANONYMIZED, ANONYMIZES, ANONYMIZING, ANONYMIZER(s), ANONYMIZATION(s)
APOPHENIAn. -S
ASPHALTERn. -S
AUTOSPORTn. -S
BALLFIELDn. -S
BEATBOXERn. -S
BEDSITTERn. BEDSIT, -S
BICURIOUSadj.
BINGEABLEadj.
BIOENERGYn. BIOENERGIES
BIOHACKERn. -S, also BIOHACKING(s) but no other forms
BLENDABLEadj.
BLEWITSESincorrectly added to OSPD5. not found online for OSPD6, but it IS in print OSPD6. and now they added it to OWL4, perpetuating the error. THIS SHOULD BE REMOVED!
BUDTENDERn. -S
CALAMANSIn. a citrus plant also known as CALAMONDIN(s). No other form. Also KALAMANSI
CARBIDOPAn. -S (a drug to fight Parkinson's)
CATFISHEDv. to lure someone online with a fake persona, CATFISHING. (CATFISH and CATFISHES were already good)
CENTREMANn. ice hockey position, pl CENTREMEN   [not in CSW15]
CENTREMEN   [not in CSW15]
CHIWEENIEn. crossbreed dog chihuahua and dachsund, pl -S
CHROMOLYSn. plural of CHROMOLY (which was already good)
CIBORIUMSn. new plural of CIBORIUM (CIBORIA was good)
CISGENDERadj. also CISGENDERED
CLEANTECHn. -S
CLICKBAITn. -S
CLIOMETRYn. CLIOMETRICS, pl. CLIOMETRIES, also CLIOMETRIC, CLIOMETRICIAN(s)
COMMENTORn. COMMENTER, pl COMMENTORSalready good in collins
CONLANGERn. person who makes or uses a CONstructed LANGuage, -S, also CONLANG(s)   [not in CSW15]
CORNFLOURn. corn starch, -Salready good in collins
CYTOMETERn. -S, CYTOMETRY
CYTOMETRYn. measurement of the characteristics of cells, CYTOMETRIES, CYTOMETER(s)
DAISYLIKEadj.
DANCEHALLn. -S
DEALMAKERn. -S, also DEALMAKING(s)already good in collins
DIABOLISEv. to make devilish, DIABOLISED, DIABOLISES, DIABOLISING. DIABOLIZE and DIABOLIST(s) already goodalready good in collins
DICALCIUMadj.
DIESELISEv. to equip with a diesel engine, DIESELISED, DIESELISES, DIESELISING, DIESELIZE already goodalready good in collins
DISCOBOLIplulral of DISCOBOLUS, a discus throweralready good in collins
DISFLUENTadj. DYSFLUENT, also DISFLUENCY and DISFLUENCIES
DRYWALLERn. -S, also new DRYWALLINGS
DYSFLUENTadj. DISFLUENT, also DYSFLUENCY, DYSFLUENCIES
ELEPIDOTEn. large-leafed rhododendron -S, (LEPIDOTE(s) already good, are small-leafed rhodies)
EMBIGGENS
EPIGENOMEn. -S, also EPIGENOMIC(s)
FIREWOMANn. a female FIREFIGHTER, pl. FIREWOMEN
FIREWOMENn. FIREWOMAN
FLEROVIUMn. element 114 FL, pl -S
FOODBORNEadj.   [not in CSW15]
FRUITWORMn. -S
GAMIFYING   [not in CSW15]
GENOTYPED   [not in CSW15]
GLYCOLLICadj. GLYCOLICalready good in collins
GOCHUJANGn. -S   [not in CSW15]
GRAWLIXESn.   [not in CSW15]
GREYSTONEn. -S
HAEMATOMAn. HEMATOMA, pl -Salready good in collins
HAEMOCOELn. -Salready good in collins
HANDLINERn. -S, also HANDLINING(s)   [not in CSW15]
HANGRIESTadj.
HARNESSERn. -S
HELLSCAPEn. -S
HONEYBELLn. -S
HORTENSIAn. -S   [not in CSW15]
IMMERSIVEadj.already good in collins
INQUORATEadj. not having a quorum
JACKALOPEn. -S
KALAMANSIn. CALMANSI
KERBLOOEYint. KABLOOEY   [not in CSW15]
KEYLOGGERn. -S
LEUCISTICadj. LEUCISM
LEUCOTOMYn. a type of lobotomy procedure, pl LEUCOTOMIES
LIQUIDISEv. LIQUIDIZE, LIQUIDISED, LIQUIDISES, LIQUIDISINGalready good in collins
LONGLINERn. -S, also LONGLINING(s)
MALTIPOOSn.
MANSPLAINv. to explain something to a woman in a condescending way that assumes she has no knowledge about the topic, MANSPLAINED, MANSPLAINING, MANSPLAINS, also MANSPLAINER(s)
MANSPREADv. MANSPREADS, MANSPREADING(s)
MIDLANDERn. -Salready good in collins
MISASSUMEv. MISASSUMED, MISASSUMES, MISASSUMING, note MISASSUMPTION(s) already good
MISGAGINGv
MOSCOVIUMn. -S
MULLERIANadj.
MULTICOREadj.
MULTIDISKadj.
MULTITIERadj.   [not in CSW15]
MULTITOOLn. -Salready good in collins
NEBULISERn. NEBULIZER, -Salready good in collins
NETSURFERn. -S, also NETSURFINGS (NETSURF as verb already good)already good in collins
NONTHEISMn. -S, also NONTHEISTICALLY
OGANESSONn. synthetic chemical Og, atomic number 118, -S   [not in CSW15]
OUTPORTERn. inhabitant of a New Foundland outport, -S
PARURESISn. pee-shy (fear of peeing around others), pl PARURESIES, also PARURETIC(s)already good in collins
PARURETICn. one who suffers from PARURESIS, pl -S   [not in CSW15]
PHOTOBOMBv. PHOTOBOMBED, PHOTOBOMBING, PHOTOBOMBS; also PHOTOBOMBER(s)
PRACTISERn. PRACTICER, pl -Salready good in collins
PREMAKINGv.
PREWEANEDadj. PREWEANING already good
REBLOOMERn. -S
REFOUNDERn. -S
RELIQUIFYv. RELIQUEFY, RELIQUIFIED, RELIQUIFIES, RELIQUIFYING   [not in CSW15]
RETWEETEDv.
REZONINGSn. new plural for REZONING
RINGSIDERn. -S
SAWMILLERn. -S, also SAWMILLING
SCHNOODLEn. dog cross breed of schnauzer and poodle, -S
SESTERTIIn. plural of SESTERTIUS (SESTERTIUM, old roman coin)already good in collins
SHAVASANAn. corpse pose in yoga, -S
SIDEARMERn. -S
SLIDESHOWn. -S   [not in CSW15]
STOTINKASn. new plural of STOTINKA (Bulgarian coin)
SUBFOLDERn. -S
SUBTWEETSv.
SUPERHARDadj. Note: the verb SUPERHARDEN is already good
SUPERMOONn. -S
TACHYPNEAn. abnormally rapid breathing, -S. also TACHYPNEIC
TADALAFILn. -S
THERAPISEv. THERAPISED, THERAPISES, THERAPISING. Also THERAPIZE
THERAPIZEv. THERAPIZED, THERAPIZES, THERAPIZING. Also THERAPISE
TIMEFRAMEn. -Salready good in collins
TOOTHFISHn. -ESalready good in collins
TOTALISERn. -Salready good in collins
UNERUPTEDadj.
UNFOLLOWSv.
UNFUNNILYadv.   [not in CSW15]
UNGHOSTEDadj. or verb formweird that they only added this form of the verb; if they are going to add this, then they should also add UNGHOST, UNGHOSTING, and UNGHOSTS
UNTAMABLYadv.already good in collins
VALIDATORn. -S   [not in CSW15]
VERKLEMPTadj.   [not in CSW15]
VOCODEREDadj.   [not in CSW15]
VOLUMIZERn. -Salready good in collins
VOMITORIAn. plural of the new VOMITORIUMalready good in collins

Words that are new to OSPD6 but were already in OWL3

WordDefinitionNotes
SHOadv. SURE / n. monetary unit (no plural)in OWL3 but not in OSPD5. OSPD6 defines it as a former monetary unit of Tibet, while OWL3/Zyzzyva defines it as an adverb: sure
BALDYadded to OWL3, but not in OSPD5. Also BALDY and BALDIES were good in OWL2 & OSPD4, but were removed from OSPD5. They are all back now.
NUTSOn. pl NUTSOSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
SENTSn. SENT monetary unit of Estonia. SENTI also goodin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
TREFAadj. TREFAH, TREFin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
ZLOTEn. plin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BALDIEn. a bald person (not offensive anymore)added to OWL3, but not in OSPD5. Also BALDY and BALDIES were good in OWL2 & OSPD4, but were removed from OSPD5. BALDIE is NOT in the print OSPD6, but is in MWO in Tournament Mode only
BLEWITn. a type of mushroom, BLEWITSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. OWL3 had the correct BLEWIT singular, BLEWITS plural; while OSPD5 had the BLEWITS as the singular and BLEWITSES as the (incorrect) plural. They seem to have removed BLEWITSES and fixed this
EXUVIAn. molted covering of an animal.pl: EXUVIA or EXUVIAE, adj. EXUVIALin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
HETMENn. plural of HETMAN, also HETMANSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LEDGEDadj. having ledgesin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NGWEESn. plural of NGWEEin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NIBLETn. NIBLETSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NUTSOSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
TUILESn. TUILEin OWL3 but not in OSPD5 (TUILE was singular and plural in OSPD5)
BALDIESadded to OWL3, but not in OSPD5. Also BALDY and BALDIES were good in OWL2 & OSPD4, but were removed from OSPD5. They are all back now.
BEHOOFSn. a plural of BEHOOF. BEHOOVES already goodin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BLEARERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
COTEAUSn. coteaux, pl of COTEAUin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
DANGESTadj. dang. DANGER, DANGESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5   [not in CSW15]
EXUVIUMn. molted covering of an animal.pl: EXUVIA or EXUVIAE, adj. EXUVIALin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
GHERAOSn. GHERAOES (plural of GHERAO)in OWL3 but not in OSPD5
HYPERERadj. HYPERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5   [not in CSW15]
INEPTERadj. INEPTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LUCIDERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
NIBLETSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
PEROGISn. plural of PEROGIin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. PEROGIES was already good
PIZZAZZadj. PIZZAZ and PIZAZZ also goodin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
TWEENIEn. TWEENYin OWL3 but not in OSPD5 (TWEENY and TWEENIES were in both)
URTEXTSn. plural of URTEXTwas in OWL3, but not in OSPD5
ZLOTIESn. plin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
ZLOTYCHn. plin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BASEHEADn. a person who freebases cocaine, BASEHEADSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BLEARESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BUTCHESTadj. BUTCH, BUTCHERin OWL3 but not in OSPD5. OWL3 defined it as "offensive", which is likely why it was omitted from OSPD5
DOPEHEADn. potheadin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
HYPERESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5   [not in CSW15]
INEPTESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LEMONIERadj. comparative of LEMONYin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LUCIDESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
PIZZAZZYin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
UMTEENTHadj.in OWL3 but not in OSPD5
BASEHEADSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
DOPEHEADSin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
LEMONIESTin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
OUTCASTEDv. OUTCASTE, to cause someone to lose their caste, OUTCASTES OUTCASTED, OUTCASTEINGin OWL3 but not in OSPD5
UMBELLULEn.in OWL3 but not in OSPD5. NOTE; UMBELULE(S) was in OSPD5, but no longer online, so this looks like a correction and they have deleted UMBELULE(s). OWL3 had both versions. Looks like OWL4 should follow OSPD6 on this.

Words that are being removed from OWL4

So far, these are words that were added to OWL3 but not to OSPD5 and now are being removed from OWL4 (and they are still not in OSPD6).

WordDefinitionNotes
CAZHERadj. comparative of CAZHcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
CAZHESTadj. comparative of CAZHcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
DREKKISHadj. DREKcandidate for deletion (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5)
HALIOTESn. plural of HALIOTIScandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
HALIOTISESn. plural of HALIOTIScandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
INAPTERadj. comparative of INAPTcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
INAPTESTadj. comparative of INAPTcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
RABIESESn. plural of RABIEScandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
SAPIDERadj. comparative of SAPIDcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
SAPIDESTadj. comparative of SAPIDcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
SUETIERadj. comparative of SUETYcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)
SUETIESTadj. comparative of SUETYcandidate for deletion from OWL4 (was in OWL3 but not in OSPD5); it's not in OSPD6 but it IS in MW Online (?!)

Status Update for this Page

26 February 2019
Added links to a printable document that contains all the new words and deletions. OTCWL2018 Update.pdf

27 December 2018
Added list of proposed deletions from OWL4 (words that were in OWL3, but will be removed).

18 December 2018
Using OWL4 list from NASPA website, added list of new OWL4 words (separated into groups by whether the words are in either or both OWL4 and OSPD6). Started with 2-9s and will add longer words soon.

30 September 2018
Added list of 311 words that are new to OSPD6. Note: 45 of these were already in OWL3, but omitted from OSPD5. Still working to add more words (as they are found), and to correct what we have found already. Thanks!

27 September 2018
Created this page. See the transition to OWL3 page for more history on updates to the OWL/OSPD.

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