Here is a selection from this latest update:

    awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent

    bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter

    barbacoa (noun): (in Mexican cooking) beef, lamb, or other meat that has slowly been cooked with seasonings, typically shredded as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc.

    beer o’clock (noun): an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer

    brain fart (noun): a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly

    Brexit (noun): a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union

    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

    butthurt (adjective): overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful

    cakeage (noun): a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves

    cat cafe (noun): a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

    cupcakery (noun): a bakery that specializes in cupcakes

    deradicalization (noun): the action or process of causing a person with extreme views to adopt more moderate positions on political or social issues

    fast-casual (adjective): denoting or relating to a type of high-quality self-service restaurant offering dishes that are prepared to order and more expensive than those available in a typical fast-food restaurant

    fatberg (noun): 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

    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

    glanceable (adjective): denoting or relating to information, especially as displayed on an electronic screen, that can be read or understood very quickly and easily

    Grexit (noun): 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)

    hangry (adjective): bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

    kayfabe (noun): (in professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic

    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

    meeple (noun): a small figure used as a playing piece in certain board games, having a stylized human form

    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

    microaggression (noun): a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority

    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)

    Mx (noun): 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 (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

    pwnage (noun): (especially in video gaming) the action or fact of utterly defeating an opponent or rival

    rando (noun): a person one does now know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour

    Redditor (noun): a registered user of the website Reddit

    social justice warrior (noun): (derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views

    subreddit (noun): a forum dedicated to a specific topic on the website Reddit

    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

    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

I guess "social justice warrior" is a real word now? To be fair, this is not the OED, so lets keep some perspective here. This is the OED's more liberal and crazy modern branch that sets a much lower bar for admittance.


caeli:

inb4 OMG THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS GOING TO SHIT

I love that the OED does this. Michel et al. (2011) showed using the Google ngrams corpus that dictionaries in general are terrible at keeping up with current new lexical items, and often retain words that haven't been in use for centuries.


posted by crafty: 1124 days ago