It may seem like an insignificant achievement, but the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the definitive record of the English language, having been originally published in 1884. This month, the term “YouTuber” was added to the over 600,000 words already in their collection.
According to the Oxford, a YouTuber is defined as “a frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, especially someone who produces and appears in videos on the site.”
The word is dated with an origin of 2006, the second year of YouTube’s existence, and the year in which Google purchased the service from its founders.
The addition of ‘YouTuber’ is one of about 500 new words added to the OED in their most recent update. New additions also include Brexit, teleporter, and numerous variations of hack-, like hackable and hackathon.