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New Oxford Dictionary Words are Cray
updated: Aug 16, 2014, 2:00 PM
By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com
Earlier this month, Oxford Dictionary released a statement detailing the new words that have been added to their dictionary. To keep up with the ever-
changing linguistic trends, ten seemingly ridiculous words now have proper dictionary definitions. The Dedicated Staff has been wondering which words are the
best and which are the worst. Read through the new additions below and take our edhat poll.
adorbs, adj. (informal) also adorb: Arousing great delight;
cute or adorable. "All the pets are totally adorbs."
binge-watch, verb. [with object] informal: Watch multiple episodes of (a television programme) in rapid succession, typically by means
of DVDs or digital streaming. "You can binge-watch the entire season with this set."
cray, adj. (informal) 2nd definition: crazy. "I have a feeling this is gonna get cray"
humblebrag, noun. (informal): An ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual
purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud: "Social media status updates
are basically selfies, humblebrags, and rants."
listicle, noun. An article on the Internet presented in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list:
"A recent BuzzFeed listicle called ‘21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity’ has
attracted more than 13 million views."
neckbeard, noun (informal): A growth of hair on a man’s neck, especially when regarded as indicative
of poor grooming. "I can picture myself wearing these clothes a week from now, bits of food
caught in my overgrown neckbeard."
SMH, abbreviation: Shaking (or shake) my head (used in electronic communication to express
disapproval, exasperation, frustration, etc.): "They’ll do anything for ratings. SMH"
side boob, noun (informal): The side part of a woman’s breast, as exposed by a revealing item of
clothing. "The figure-hugging creation showed off plenty of side boob."
vape, verb (informal): [no object] Inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or
similar device: "I’d rather people vaped indoors than smoked outside." [with object] "many smokers have started vaping e-cigarettes to help
them cut down (as noun vaping) there’s concern that young people may take up
vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking."
YOLO, verb (abbreviation): You only live once (expressing the view that one should make the most of
the present moment without worrying about the future, and often used as a rationale for impulsive or reckless behaviour): "I just ordered £40 worth of Chinese food. But YOLO, right?"
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