35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary ğŸ“–

Here are some more recent additions with their official definitions:
  1. Bling (n): Expensive, ostentatious clothing and jewelry
  2. Bromance (n): A close but non-sexual relationship between two men
  3. Chillax (v): Calm down and relax
  4. Crunk (adj): Very excited or full of energy
  5. D’oh (ex): Exclamation used to comment on a foolish or stupid action, especially one’s own
  6. Droolworthy (adj): Extremely attractive or desirable
  7. Frankenfood (n): Genetically modified food
  8. Grrrl (n): A young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality (A blend of “Grrrr” and “Girl”)
  9. Guyliner (n): Eyeliner that is worn by men
  10. Hater (n): A person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing
  11. Illiterati (n): People who are not well educated or well informed about a particular subject or sphere of activity
  12. Infomania (n): The compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer
  13. Jeggings (n): Tight-fitting stretch trousers for women, styled to resemble a pair of denim jeans
  14. La-la Land (n): A fanciful state or dream world. Also, Los Angeles
  15. Locavore (n): A person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food
  16. Mankini (n): A brief one-piece bathing garment for men, with a T-back
  17. Mini-Me (n): A person closely resembling a smaller or younger version of another
  18. Muffin Top (n): A roll of fat visible above the top of a pair of women’s tight-fitting low-waisted trousers
  19. Muggle (n): A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill
  20. Noob (n): A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet
  21. Obvs (adv): Obviously
  22. OMG (ex): Used to express surprise, excitement, or disbelief (Dates back to 1917)
  23. Po-po (n): The police
  24. Purple State (n): A US state where the Democratic and Republican parties have similar levels of support among voters
  25. Screenager (n): A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet
  26. Sexting (n): The sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone
  27. Textspeak (n): Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials and emoticons (wut hpns win u write lyk dis)
  28. Totes (adv): Totally
  29. Truthiness (n): the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true
  30. Twitterati (n): Keen or frequent users of the social networking site Twitter
  31. Unfriend (v): Remove (someone) from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site
  32. Upcycle (v): Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original
  33. Whatevs (ex, adv): Whatever
  34. Whovian (n): A fan of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who
  35. Woot (ex): (Especially in electronic communication) Used to express elation, enthusiasm or triumph
English is a language spoken by more than a billion people in many accents.
English has more than a million words growing at a rate of 8,500 new words per year.

14 comments on “35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary ğŸ“–

  1. very interesting this post and very useful for me. i’m studying English in this period and i like it.

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  2. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks

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  4. Thank you for your visit SoundEagle. If you really read all those posts, I’m flattered, to say the least.:)

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  5. The cartoons are great fun and made me chuckle – thank you so much SoundEagle for your lovely message and for your kind thoughts. xx

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  6. This is fantastic! I may say that I didn’t heard most of this words till now, even do I have a feeling that I heard Homer Simpson scream D’oh many times in The Simpsons.

    So, regarding all of this, I can say that I’m a hater of all those illiterati infomania screenaging textspeakers living in the La-la Land, and I had unfriend them all from the Face account.

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  7. Fasincating post! I’ll be sure to share with my linguist friends! 🙂

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