Writing & Editing The Oxford English Dictionary welcomes ‘kewl’ No longer a teenage expression, ‘kewl’ is officially a word. By Meredith CoburnSept. 28, 2011 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content In 2005, Urban Dictionary defined “kewl” as “a stupid way of spelling cool.” The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) begs to differ. “Kewl” has now joined the ranks of “LOL,” “OMG” and other terms born out of pop culture that have since been included in the dictionary. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.