Monday, 18 August 2014

Oxford’s editors have welcomed a new batch of words
to their database, validating young people and making
life less confusing for old people
Oxford Dictionaries, the arm of the Oxford family that
focuses on current English, announced on Wednesday
that they’ve added the latest batch of words to their

Caveats made, here is a selection of Oxford
Dictionaries’ noobs:

acquihire (n.): buying out a company primarily for the
skills and expertise of its staff.

adorbs (adj.): arousing great delight; cute or adorable.
air punch (n.): thrusting one’s clenched fist up into
the air, typically as a gesture of triumph.

amazeballs (adj.): very impressive, enjoyable, or

anti-vax (adj.): opposed to vaccination.
binge-watch (v.): watch multiple episodes of a
television program in rapid succession

bro hug (n.): a friendly embrace between two men.

clickbait (n.): (on the Internet) content whose main
purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a
particular web page.

cray (adj.): crazy, but without that time-consuming
extra syllable.

Deep Web (n.): the part of the World Wide Web that is
not discoverable by means of standard search
doncha (contraction): don’t you.

douchebaggery (n.): obnoxious or contemptible
e-cig (n.): another term for electronic cigarette.

fandom (n.): the fans of a particular person, team,
series, etc., regarded collectively as a community or

fast follower (n.): a company that quickly imitates the
innovations of its competitors.

5:2 diet (n.): a diet that involves eating normally for
five days out of a seven-day period and greatly
restricting the amount of food eaten on the other two
FML (abbrev.): (vulgar slang) f— my life! (used to
express dismay at a frustrating personal situation)

hate-watch (v.): watch (a television program usually)
for the sake of the enjoyment derived from mocking or
criticizing it.

hot mess (n.): a person or thing that is spectacularly
unsuccessful or disordered.

hot mic (n.): a microphone that is turned on, in
particular one that broadcasts a spoken remark that
was intended to be private.

humblebrag (n. & v.): (make) an ostensibly modest or
self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to
draw attention to something of which one is proud.

hyperconnected (adj.): characterized by the
widespread or habitual use of devices that have
Internet connectivity

ICYMI (abbrev.): in case you missed it.

listicle (n.): an Internet article presented in the form
of a numbered or bullet-pointed list.

live-tweet (v.): post comments about (an event) on
Twitter while the event is taking place.

mansplain (v.): (of a man) explain something to
someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as
condescending or patronizing.

mud run (n.): an event in which participants negotiate
a course consisting of obstacles filled or covered with

neckbeard (n.): growth of hair on a man’s neck,
especially when regarded as indicative of poor

Paleo diet (n.): a diet based on the type of foods
presumed to have been eaten by early humans.
second screen (n.): a mobile device used while
watching television, especially to access
supplementary content or applications.

sentiment analysis (n.): the process of
computationally identifying and categorizing opinions
expressed in a piece of text.

side bosom or side boobs (n.): the side part of a woman’s bosom or breasts as exposed by a revealing item of clothing.

side-eye (n.): a sidelong glance expressing disapproval
or contempt.

smartwatch (n.): a mobile device with a touchscreen
display, worn on the wrist.

SMH (abbrev.): shaking (or shake) my head (used to
express disapproval, exasperation, etc.).

spit take (n.): (especially as a comic technique) an act
of suddenly spitting out liquid one is drinking in
response to something funny or surprising.

subtweet (n.): (on Twitter) a post that refers to a
particular user without directly mentioning them,
typically as a form of furtive mockery or criticism.

tech-savvy (n.): well informed about or proficient in
the use of modern technology.

time-poor (adj.): spending much of one’s time working
or occupied.

throw shade (phr.): publicly criticize or express
contempt for someone.

vape (v.): inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an
electronic cigarette or similar device.

WDYT (abbrev.): what do you think?

YOLO (abbrev.): you only live once (expressing the
view that one should make the most of the present

compiled, edited & posted by:@djshyluckjimmy.

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