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Say What? New Additions to the Dictionary

DictionaryI don’t know about you, but I’m always interested to see the new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary each year. And this list is no less shocking to me. Some words I have heard of … others not.

Will you think the words chosen are awesomesauce? Or do you just want to head to the cat cafe because you are hangry?

From Oxford Dictionaries: “NBD, but are you ready to fangirl over our dictionary update? Abso-bloody-lutely. We’ve got some awesomesauce new words – no, rly – that will inform and entertain whether you’re hangry or it’s already wine o’clock. Mic drop.”

These are some of the words added most recently to the online version of the dictionary:

  • awesomesauce – to describe something as excellent
  • bants – short for banter
  • bruh – describing a male friend
  • Grexit and Brexit – the potential departure of the UK and Greece from the EU
  • hangry – adjective used to show feelings of anger or irritability as a result of hunger
  • manspreading – when a man sits with his legs wide apart on public transport encroaching on other seats
  • mic drop – instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive
  • mkay – the informal pronunciation of OK
  • NBD – abbreviation of no big deal
  • pocket dial – to accidentally call someone while your phone is in a pocket
  • rage-quit – to angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating
  • weak sauce – anything of a poor or disappointing standard

See more of the list here!

Want to know how new words get added to Oxford Dictionaries? Check out this video!



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