Scrabble players rejoice! On August 27, Oxford Dictionaries came out with a list of over 20 words that they have added to the dictionary. While there are some interesting choices, most have been around for quite awhile. I went through the list and picked my top 12 favorites:
(adjective) Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger:
I’m so hangry right now!
We’ve all been there, tbh.
(informal) Short for no big deal.
‘he fought off a hundred vampires like it was NBD’
(humorous) An appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine and beer:
‘I just checked my watch and it’s definitely wine o’clock’
‘we went to find a bar as it was almost beer o’clock’
For those of us that can’t wait until 5 o’clock.
4. Nuff Said
(noun) No more need be said; the consequence or conclusion is obvious (abbreviated N.C., N.S.).
(adjective) (Especially of a man) extremely muscular:
‘if you’re swole you’ll look good in anything’
‘that’s not rly the point’
7. Cat Cafe
(noun) A cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises:
‘did you see Taylor Swift at the new cat cafe playing with the kittens?’
A cat lady’s dream!
(adjective) Extremely good; excellent:
‘seeing them perform live was awesomesauce!’
Is it just me or is this word so 2014?
9. Mic Drop
(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:
‘he ruffled some feathers with his acceptance speech and mic drop after winning the Best British Album award’
(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:
‘the bank is planning to introduce the honorific ‘Mx’ as an alternative for anyone who feels that they don’t, for reasons of undetermined gender, fit into being either a Mr, Mrs, Miss or a Ms’
This certainly has been a year of progression and this is just one example of this.
(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:
‘a campaign to discourage manspreading or using an adjacent seat as a footrest’
(noun) Overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful:
‘they’re all butthurt that she released the album online first’
‘that fight the other night was started by a butthurt player from the losing team’