Many of the words describe food and relationships, such as 'anna' (elder brother), 'abba' (father), 'gulab jamun', 'mirch masala', 'keema', 'funda' and 'chamcha'. Commonly used terms like 'timepass', 'natak' and 'chup' also have their meanings in the dictionary now.
The September 2017 update adds to the 900 items already covered by the dictionary and "identified as distinctive to Indian English".
"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 words were added to the dictionary as Indians have "a highly specific vocabulary with no direct equivalents in English," the OED said.
It is clear that the shared history between Britain and India has left behind a legacy of loanwords and other lexical innovations that have greatly enriched the English word stock, she said.
The seventy words newly added to the OED reflect not only the history of the country, but also the many and diverse cultural and linguistic influences which have shaped and changed the English language in India, she said.
The OED publishes four updates a year in March, June, September and December respectively.
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