Much like our trends, the Oxford dictionary also trends amongst English lovers with new words rolling in now and then! The year 2019 is no different, either! Some of these words are educative, and some very millennial. Let’s take a look at some of the latest additions in the Oxford Dictionary.
Did you imagine the dictionary host a word like grrrl which sounds less like one with meaning and more like an onomatopoeia? Surprisingly, the word has a fascinating definition. The word stands for an independent woman who has a strong attitude towards men. ‘Amy is one grrrl woman; the way she conducts herself in front of the males is so sophisticated!’
Are you one of those who have the obsessive need to check the phone or the news for new information? If you are, then the Oxford Dictionary now knows what to call your behaviour. Yes, infomania it is! ‘Gracy is the flagbearer of infomania in our office! As soon as she hears something new, she looks it up online and shares it with all of us!’
You can call one a muggle when he/she is not adept or skilled in a particular area of activity. ‘You are a muggle when it comes to soccer!’
Incredible but true, but the ‘clung to Twitter’ people now have an official name in the dictionary! ‘These celebrities are all such Twitterati; it is almost like they have to something public every one hour!’
‘Hey! Are you feeling crunk right now?’ You know by the sound of this sentence this word has some positivity in it. Crunk means enthusiasm or excitement for something.
We believe it is highly important for us to know about this modern world. The word Anthropocene refers to the current geological age dominated by human activities damaging the environment. ‘We are living in the Anthropocene! It sure isn’t good news for the generations to come.’
Everyone’s heard about the word bling, and yet it seems like an underused word. It means an expensive piece of apparel, jewelry or accessory. ‘Irene’s new dress is quite a bling.’
Locavore is quite an interesting addition which means the diet of a person that includes only locally grown produce. Such people live around us, and sadly, we didn’t know what to call them the modern world. ‘I am an absolute locavore; I do not eat any of those packed or frozen food you thrive on!’
Here’s adding to your social media captions; whenever you find a sunny, cloudless yet pleasant to hangout day, call it with this new entrant phrase from the oxford dictionary. ‘What a bluebird day it is for a picnic in the park.’
Apparently, men wear eyeliners now, and the decision-makers of the dictionary seem to be very accommodating. Thus, they have officially registered the name guyliner in this vocabulary builder. ‘Have you seen the guy who works at the tattoo shop and wears a guyliner?’
Here’s a super cool way to express your enthusiasm or excitement when you are chatting with someone. Here’s what you can say, ‘Whoa! I am feeling so woot! I just cannot wait to get to the concert.’
There are more ways than we can imagine to call someone who isn’t good at a particular skill. Although, noob is more for someone who isn’t good at computer. ‘Please don’t assign this task to Martin; he is a noob when it comes to online data entry.
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