The words newly added to Oxford Dictionary this year.
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  • Why bants about manspreading at beer o'clock is NBD: 1,000 new words are added to the Oxford Dictionary
New Words Added to the Oxford Dictionary in Last Year
More than 1,000 new words have been added to
I’ll show you some of them which can be used routinely.
Let’s check out 20 examples of words.
1. Awesomesauce, adj.: (US informal) extremely good; excellent
2. Beer o’clock, n: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer
3. Brain fart, n.: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly
4. Bruh, n: (US informal) a male friend (often used as a form of address)
5. Cakeage, n.: (informal) a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves
6. Cat cafe, n.: a cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises
7. Cupcakery, n.: a bakery that specialises in cupcakes
8. Hangry, adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger
9. Fat-shame, v.: cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size
10. Fur baby, n.: a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal
11. Mkay, excl.: (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)
12. Mx, n.: 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
13. Pocket dial, v.: 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
14. Rage-quit, v.: (informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game
15. Rando, n.: (informal) a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour
16. Social justice warrior, n.: (informal, derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views
17. Snackable, adj.: (of online content) designed to be read, viewed, or otherwise engaged with briefly and easily
18. Spear phishing, n.: the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information
19. Weak sauce, n.: (US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality
20. Wine o’clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine
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