oxford english dictionary

New words added to the Oxford Dictionary!

Another 1000 words have been added to the dictionary – Here are a selection of them.


Awesomesauce – Extremely good; excellent

Bants (also bantz) – Playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter

Beer o’clock – An appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer

Brain fart – A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly

Brexit – A term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Bruh – A male friend (often used as a form of address)

Cakeage – A charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves

Cat café – A cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

Cupcakery – A bakery that specialises in cupcakes

Deradicalisation – The action or process of causing a person with extreme views to adopt more moderate positions on political or social issues

Fatberg – A very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets+4

Hangry – The new word used to describe some irritable due to being hungry

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

Fur baby – A person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal

Grexit – A term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone (the economic region formed by those countries in the European Union that use the euro as their national currency)

Manspreading – 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

Mkay – Non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation)

Mx – A title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female

Pocket dial – 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

Rage-quit – Angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game

Rando – A person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour

Redditor – A registered user of the website Reddit

Social justice warrior – A person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views

Spear phishing – The fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information

Swatting – 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

Weak sauce – Something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality

Wine o’clock – An appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine

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