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12 WTF? Words Added To The Dictionary This Week
The Oxford English Dictionary has officially be revised this week with over 40 new words that truly reflect today's trends and society. Ever know someone who was a 'Redditor'? Or maybe you've eaten at a 'cupcakery'? These are just a few of the words that made the cut. I've decided to show you guys twelve of my favorite and official new dictionary words, so hold tight, and get prepared to feel a little old. Awesomesauce Part Of Speech: Adjective Extremely good; excellent Example Sentence: "The view from Greg's apartment is truly awesomesauce." Conversely, the Oxford English Dictionary has also added 'weaksauce', a noun that denotes "something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality". Beer O'Clock Part Of Speech: Noun An appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer Example Sentence: "I left my office and excitedly headed to the bar, remembering it was Beer O'Clock." For the resident winos of the English language, the Oxford Dictionary also added the similar 'wine o'clock' - "an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine". Fur Baby Part Of Speech: Noun A person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal Example Sentence: "Susan protectively embraced her poodle, not wanting anything to happen to her fur baby." Bruh Part Of Speech: Noun A male friend (often used as a form of address) Example Sentence: "Bruh, you should probably change out of those khakis." Manspreading Part Of Speech: 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 Example Sentence: "If that old guy wasn't manspreading, we could all easily find sitting room on the subway." Mic Drop Part Of Speech: 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 Example Sentence: "That speech was so impressive that Obama should have ended with a mic drop." Rando Part Of Speech: Noun A person one does now know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour Example Sentence: "Usually Sandy dates guys from her classes, but her latest boyfriend is a total rando." Butt Dial Part Of Speech: Verb Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket Example Sentence: "Jimmy thought she was finally returning his call, but soon discovered she was only butt dialing him." Rage-Quit Part Of Speech: Verb Angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game Example Sentence: "The score gap between players became so wide that the one in last place couldn't help but eventually rage-quit." MacGyver Part Of Speech: Verb Make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand Example Sentence: "We were going to pay to get my car brakes repaired, but we were able to MacGyver it with some canola oil, grape chewing gum, and two tons of cotton balls." Cat Cafe Part Of Speech: Noun A café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises Example Sentence: "While secretly allergic, Kim wholeheartedly accepted a date to the local cat cafe." Hangry Part Of Speech: Adjective Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger Example Sentence: "Becca didn't mean to yell at Frank, but it was suppertime, and she was far too hangry to be rational." I hope you enjoyed learning these new (official!) English words. For the full list of words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this month, visit the Oxford official blog.