New Words


So, are these new dictionary additions "awesomesauce" or "weak sauce"?, which is like the cool mom branch of the Oxford family, has added 1,000 new, modern words with their latest update.

Most of what we say on the Internet and via text is made up of slang, and the folks over at Oxford are just trying to keep up with the times!

Sure, they haven't gone as far as adding phrases like "Netflix and chill" (yet!), but a few of these may surprise you.

So next time your parents try to correct you via Facebook Messenger, just remind them that these words are now totally Oxford-approved!

Here are a few of the new gems:

Awesomesauce (adjective): Extremely good; excellent.

Beer o'clock (noun): An appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer.

Bitch face (noun): A scowling facial expression, especially as the natural cast of a person's features.

Brain fart (noun): A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly.

Bruh (noun): A male friend (often used as a form of address.)

Butt-dial (verb): Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one's rear trouser pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone.

Butthurt (noun): Overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful.

Cat cafe (noun): A cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises.

Cupcakery (noun): A bakery that specializes in cupcakes.

Fat-shame (verb): Cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size.

Fur baby (noun): A person's dog, cat, or other furry pet animal.

Hangry (adjective): Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

MacGyver (verb): Make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand.

Manic pixie dream girl (noun): (Especially in film) a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealingly quirky, whose main purpose within the narrative is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist.

Manspreading (noun): The practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.

Mic drop (noun): An 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 (exclamation): Non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation.)

NBD (abbreviation): Short for "no big deal." Pocket-dial (verb): Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one's pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone.

Pwn (verb): (Especially in video gaming) utterly defeat (an opponent or rival); completely get the better of.

Pwnage (noun): (Especially in video gaming) the action or fact of utterly defeating an opponent or rival.

Rage-quit (verb): Angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game.

Rando (noun): A person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behavior.

Redditor (noun): A registered user of the website Reddit.

Rly (abbreviation): Really.

Social justice warrior (noun): A person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views.

Swatting (noun): The action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.

Swole (adjective): Extremely muscular.

Weak sauce (noun): Something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality.

Wine o'clock (noun): An appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine.

YouTuber (noun): A frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, especially someone who produces and appears in videos on the site.

Speaking of new lingo, check out Serena Williams' sexy "belfie" (a booty selfie.) When's that one making the list, Oxford?!

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