Tag: new words

computer words

Old words for new: computer, discs, and magazines

We’ve all been talking about ????, but last year’s Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, vape, is a prime example of our capacity to save ourselves the trouble of inventing new words. Of course we can do it when we have to (think television, aspirin, kryptonite), but we’re also very good at recycling existing words […]

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screen-rage

From ‘screen-rage’ to ‘sadiculous’: your new word submissions in September

Each month, we receive a large number of word submissions from our readers and followers. While all contributions are read and considered by our editors, not every word we get via email or Twitter will end up in the dictionary. For a term to be included in OxfordDictionaries.com there has to be sufficient evidence of […]

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Cat café for anyone? Cat in your coffee for sure.

‘Cat café’ and other words added to OxfordDictionaries.com

NBD, but are you ready to fangirl over our dictionary update? Abso-bloody-lutely. We’ve got some awesomesauce new words – no, rly – that will inform and entertain whether you’re hangry or it’s already wine o’clock. Mic drop. Mic drops, awesomesauce, manspreading, and more Let’s pick that mic up again and check out some of the […]

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Video: how do new words get added to Oxford Dictionaries?

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'Food coma' (what this cat is experiencing) was added to OxfordDictionaries.com

‘Food coma’ and other new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com

Our latest quarterly update to Oxford Dictionaries Online has seen a selection of new words, definitions, and senses added to the dictionary. The words originate in a range of spheres from food (branzino, cranachan) and music (beat-match) to astronomy (protoplanet) and, unsurprisingly, technology (lock screen, headcam), and include a variety of different word forms, from […]

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Braggadocious (like this man) and other words have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com

‘Braggadocious’ and other new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com

Having a mare of a week? With hump day over, the weekend is in sight and it’s time to start thinking about getting blootered on appletinis! Or do you prefer to put on your schlumpy clothes and curl up with a tray bake? My tortie has a more tweetable Friday night than that. But you […]

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Bridezilla is one of the new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com

Bridezilla, NSFW, and bestie: schmick new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com

We’ve managed to spare a few femtoseconds in our busy schedule to add some schmick new words to OxfordDictionaries.com. Whether you enjoy crafting, free running, or just surfing the Internet on your lappy, you’re sure to find something to interest you amongst the new additions. The world of computers and social networking continues to be […]

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