Podcast will be added to the next online update of the dictionary in early 2006.
EIC Erin McKean said, “Podcast was considered for inclusion last year, but we found that not enough people were using it, or were even familiar with the concept. This year it’s a completely different story. The word has finally caught up with the rest of the iPod phenomenon.”
The runners-up included:
persistent vegetative state
squick (“cause immediate and thorough revulsion”)