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From hangry to manspreading, beer o’clock to wine o’clock, 1,000 new words have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com to reflect current trends in the usage of language.


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We’ve got a handy little table below with a selection of some of the new words that have been added.

Some of them are truly odd but we hope you enjoy them.

 

Awesomesauce (adj)

(US informal) extremely good; excellent

 

Beer o’clock (noun)

An appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer

 

Brain fart (noun)

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(informal) A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly

 

Cakeage (noun)

(informal) a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves

 

Cat cafe (noun)

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

 

Cupcakery (noun)

A bakery that specialises in cupcakes

 

Deradicalisation (noun)

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

 

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)

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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

 

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)

(informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

 

Manspreading (noun)

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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, (exclamation)

(informal, chiefly US) 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

 

Rage-quit (verb)

(informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game

 

Rando (noun)

(informal) A person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour

 

Redditor (noun)

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A registered user of the website Reddit

 

Social justice warrior (noun)

(informal, derogatory) A person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views

 

Snackable (adjective)

(of online content) designed to be read, viewed, or otherwise engaged with briefly and easily

 

Spear phishing (noun)

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

 

Swatting (noun)

(US informal) 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)

(US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality

 

Wine o’clock (noun)

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An appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine

 

‘Creative’ Addition

OxfordDictionaries.com issues quarterly updates on current definitions of English words.

Oxford Dictionaries said the addition of multiple slang words showed “creative” use of language.

New words and phrases are added to the website once editors have enough independent evidence to be confident of their widespread currency in English.

However, they do not gain an entry into the Oxford English Dictionary unless there is a demonstration of continued historical use.

According to Oxford Dictionary’s language monitoring service, hangry has seen its usage increase since 2012, with a spike in April 2014 connected to an American study about low glucose levels making people cross.