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The Oxford English Dictionary added new words like Afrofuturist, listicle, ROFL and so on....

the Oxford English Dictionary recently added hundreds of new words to its vaunted pages, and some of them — like "budgie smugglers," "butt ugly" and "Scooby Snack" — will deffo have you ROFL.Oxford English Dictionary
The newly added words, phrases and abbreviations reflect the growing influence of texting and cyberspeak on the English language, with many entries that come from the Internet. And a large number of the new entries have their roots in American, British and Australian slang.
TL;DR: An influential dictionary added a bunch of crazy new words. Here are 15 of them, along with their official definitions:
  1. air punch (noun): an act of thrusting one's clenched fist into the air, typically as a gesture of elation or triumph 
  2. budgie smugglers (noun): men’s brief, tight-fitting swimming trunks  
  3. butt ugly (adjective): extremely unattractive  
  4. deffo (adverb): definitely, certainly  
  5. folktronica (noun): style of popular music incorporating elements of folk and electronic music  
  6. FWIW (abbreviation): for what it's worth  
  7. glamping (noun): a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping  
  8. hockey mom (noun): a mother who devotes a great deal of time and effort to supporting her children’s participation in ice hockey.  
  9. ICYMI (abbreviation): in case you missed it (used in electronic communication to draw attention to something noteworthy)  
  10.  ROFL (abbreviation): rolling on the floor laughing (used to convey great amusement)  
  11. Scooby Snack (noun): a snack, especially given as a reward or inducement; specifically a bite-sized treat or a large multilayered sandwich. Also: food eaten to satisfy a hunger induced by drinking,smoking, or drug use.  
  12. starter marriage (noun): a short-lived first marriage between young adults, viewed as a form of preparation for a subsequent, more lasting one with different partners 
  13. TBH (abbreviation): to be honest  
  14. TL;DR (abbreviation): used as a dismissive response to a lengthy online post, or to introduce a summary of a lengthy post. (It stands for "too long; didn't read.  
  15. "listicle," defined as "a piece of writing or other content presented wholly or partly in the form of a list."
Not all the newly added words are as quirky as the ones above. Some, like "Afrofuturism" and "Hitchcockian," have their roots in the arts; others, like "agender," reflect changing attitudes about gender and identity in society. Below are the new word entries in Alphabetical order.........

 

New word entries

  • Afrofuturism, n.
  • Afrofuturist, adj.
  • agender, adj.
  • air punch, n.
  • air-punching, n.
  • Alpha Centaurian, n. and adj.
  • andragogy, n.
  • Ansar, n.
  • Ansbach, n.
  • anserine, n.
  • ansible, n.
  • answer book, n.
  • answered, adj.
  • bao, n.
  • bare-knuckle, adj. and adv.
  • base note, n.
  • basic wage, n.
  • big-arsed, adj.
  • binky, n.
  • bish bosh, int.2
  • bish-bash-bosh, int. (and n.)
  • bish-bosh, n. (and int.1)
  • bittem, n.
  • bodhi tree, n.
  • bosh, int.
  • bot, n.2
  • bot, n.3
  • botanica, n.
  • boteh, n.
  • bothan, n.
  • bothen, n.
  • bothered, adj.
  • botherer, n.
  • Bothnian, adj. and n.
  • Bothnic, adj.
  • botija, n.
  • botijo, n.
  • boto, n.
  • botrytis, n.
  • botrytized, adj.
  • botte secrète, n.
  • botte, n.2
  • botter, n.
  • bottle gas, n. and adj.
  • bottle trap, n.
  • bottle-cleaner, n.
  • bottom fish, v.
  • bottom liner, n.
  • bottom note, n.
  • bottom of the harbour | bottom of the harbor, n.
  • bottomness, n.
  • bottomonium, n.
  • bottomwards, adv.
  • botulinal, adj.
  • bovver, v. and int.
  • brass neck, n. and adj.
  • brass-necked, adj.
  • cent., adj.2
  • cent., n.3
  • Centaurus, n.
  • CENTCOM, n.
  • centering, n.
  • centesimo, n.2
  • centifolia, n.
  • centimillionaire, n.
  • centimorgan, n.
  • centipedal, adj.1
  • Central African, n. and adj.
  • central, n.2
  • centre part | center part, n.
  • centre parting | center parting, n.
  • centredness | centeredness, n.
  • centrel, n.
  • centreman | centerman, n.
  • centre-part | center-part, v.
  • centre-parted | center-parted, adj.
  • centrewards | centerwards, n., adv., and adj.
  • centre-weighted | center-weighted, adj.
  • Centrex, n.
  • centricipital, adj.
  • centriciput, n.
  • centrifugalism, n.
  • chargrill, n.
  • chargrill, v.
  • chargrilled, adj.
  • chop shop, n.
  • chronotype, n.
  • chyron, n.
  • cintern, n.
  • consessus, n.
  • conversate, adj.
  • conversate, v.
  • cooperativity, n.
  • corrido, n.
  • cough syrup, n.
  • CRISPR, n.
  • deferrable, adj.
  • deffo, int. and adv.
  • demonym, n.
  • diabatic, adj.
  • diabetologist, n.
  • diabetology, n.
  • diabolizing, adj.
  • diabolizing, n.
  • diabolus in musica, n.
  • diabolus, n.
  • divey, adj.
  • D-line, n.
  • doof, n.1
  • dopiaza, n.
  • dowfart, n. and adj.
  • dud, n.2
  • dudder, n.
  • duded-up, adj.
  • dudette, n.
  • dudgeoned, adj.
  • duergar, n.
  • duetting, n.
  • duffed, adj.1
  • eleventy, adj.
  • exosolar, adj.
  • explementary, adj.
  • explete, v.2
  • exploitational, adj.
  • exploitatively, adv.
  • exploitativeness, n.
  • exploiter, n.1
  • explore, n.
  • explosivity, n.
  • fixie, n.
  • flauta, n.
  • flowy, adj.
  • FODMAP, n.
  • folktronica, n.
  • freekeh, n.
  • fro-yo, n.
  • gabba, n.1
  • gabba, n.2
  • gank, v.
  • gianduja, n.
  • girolle, n.
  • glamp, v.2
  • glamper, n.
  • glamping, n.
  • graphene, n.
  • growbag, n.
  • guajillo, n.
  • Hitchcockian, adj.
  • jackalope, n.
  • javelina, n.
  • junkball, n.
  • kayfabe, n.
  • keytar, n.
  • krewe, n.
  • krump, adj. and n.
  • krump, v.
  • krumping, n.
  • laird, v.
  • lamellophone, n.
  • leet, adj. and n.5
  • leetspeak, n.
  • left brain, n. and adj.
  • left justification, n.
  • left turn, int. and v.
  • left turn, n.
  • left turning, n.
  • left-centre | left-center, n. and adj.
  • left-justified, adj.
  • left-justify, v.
  • left-turning, adj.
  • leng, v.2
  • likeliest, n.
  • likembe, n.
  • listicle, n.
  • long trousers, n.
  • long, n.2
  • long, v.2
  • longboarding, n.
  • long-finned, adj.
  • long-running, adj.1
  • long-spined, adj.
  • longtitude, n.
  • longue durée, n.
  • loosie, n.
  • Lord Keeper, n.
  • mahalo, n. and int.
  • maitake, n.
  • matcha, n.
  • mecha, n.
  • micronation, n.
  • mofongo, n.
  • narcocorrido, n.
  • neti, n.
  • parmo, n.
  • pay-to-play, adj.
  • pimentón, n.
  • potjie, n.
  • potjiekos, n.
  • pourover, n. and adj.
  • power couple, n.
  • procursive, adj.1
  • pwn, v.
  • releet, n.
  • right-footer, n.
  • Scandi, adj. and n.
  • Scooby Snack, n.
  • self-harm, v.
  • self-identify, v.
  • self-selected, adj.
  • sencha, n.
  • shetar, n.
  • shishito, n.
  • slackline, n.
  • slacklining, n.
  • sleepsuit, n.
  • sneakerhead, n.
  • snus, n.
  • soju, n.
  • Sophie’s choice, n.
  • sparticle, n.
  • spesh, adj.
  • spesh, n.
  • spoach, v.
  • spot-up, adj. and n.
  • stalkerish, adj.
  • star sign, n.
  • star-blind, adj.2
  • starchitect, n.
  • stare-down, n.
  • stare-out, n.
  • starring, adj.
  • star-studded, adj.
  • start, adv.
  • startfulmood, adj.
  • startle reflex, n.
  • startle response, n.
  • straight-acting, adj.
  • straight-acting, n.
  • supercouple, n.
  • sweary, adj.
  • sweary, n.
  • test drive, n.
  • tink, v.4
  • top gun, n.
  • Twenty20, n.
  • voice over internet protocol, n.
  • vongole, n. and adj.
  • wifty, adj.
  • winster, adj. (and n.)

New sub-entries

  • ankle-slapper
  • answer key
  • answering system
  • assistant referee
  • assisted death
  • assisted dying
  • Atlantic spotted dolphin
  • attention-seeker
  • Australian Central Standard Time
  • Australian Central Time
  • Australian Western Standard Time
  • back bacon
  • battle of the sexes
  • beard lichen
  • beta-hydroxy acid
  • bot herder
  • botanic garden
  • botanic medicine
  • botanical garden
  • botanical medicine
  • botanical name
  • botch job
  • botched job
  • bothy ballad
  • botmaster
  • bottle and spoon
  • bottle bill
  • bottle bomb
  • bottle cage
  • bottle carrier
  • bottle club
  • bottle cooler
  • bottle garden
  • bottle kiln
  • bottle lamp
  • bottle oven
  • bottle service
  • bottle stink
  • bottle ticket
  • bottle vase
  • bottle warmer
  • bottle-aged
  • bottleneck slide guitar
  • bottlenose seal
  • bottle-nosed seal
  • bottling plant
  • bottom ash
  • bottom bracket
  • bottom dead centre
  • bottom fisherman
  • bottom rig
  • bottom round
  • bottom surgery
  • bottom time
  • bottom trawling
  • bottom turn
  • bottom-fermented
  • bottom-fermenting
  • bottoming out
  • bottomless pit
  • bottom-line profit
  • bottom-line question
  • bottom-rung
  • bottom-tree
  • BRB
  • breaking ball
  • bright spark
  • budgie smugglers
  • butt cheek
  • butt crack
  • butt plug
  • butt-naked
  • butt-ugly
  • calorie-controlled
  • CamelCase
  • carpet shampoo
  • castle doctrine
  • CBA
  • CBD
  • CBD
  • central angle
  • central banker
  • central belt
  • central body
  • central business district
  • Central Committee
  • central dogma
  • Central European Time
  • central limit theorem
  • central locking
  • central locking mechanism
  • central locking system
  • central pawn
  • central planning
  • central processor
  • Central State
  • central tendency
  • central vacuum
  • central vacuum cleaning system
  • central vacuum system
  • centrally heated
  • Centre Court
  • centre fielder
  • centre half-forward
  • centre hole
  • centre ice
  • centre keel
  • centre mark
  • centre midfielder
  • centre of attention
  • centre of force
  • centre of learning
  • centre pawn
  • centre school
  • centre three-quarter
  • centre three-quarter back
  • centre-page
  • centrifugalized
  • centrifugal clutch
  • centrogenesis
  • centrogenetic
  • centroplasm
  • century year
  • ceramic hob
  • CGT
  • chainset
  • chequered flag
  • choirgirl
  • chromosome number
  • Cinderella story
  • cold caller
  • comfort blanket
  • Common Entrance
  • Common Entrance Exam
  • Common Entrance Examination
  • common spotted orchid
  • contact sheet
  • convenience store
  • core stability
  • corporate hospitality
  • cotton bud
  • coursework
  • craft beer
  • craft brew
  • crankset
  • cross burning
  • DD
  • DH
  • diabetic coma
  • dirty martini
  • dive bar
  • dowfing
  • dowfing bout
  • driver’s licence
  • driving licence
  • DS
  • dues-paying
  • DW
  • longboarder
  • spousely
  • spread-head
  • starfished
  • starvingly
  • ED
  • elimination diet
  • emissions trading
  • centrosomal
  • Lord Keepership
  • erectile dysfunction
  • evening class
  • explicability
  • explanatory variable
  • explant culture
  • expletive-laden
  • explicit definition
  • exploitation well
  • exploration licence
  • exploratory well
  • explosion crater
  • explosion wave
  • explosion-proof
  • explosive cyclogenesis
  • explosive ordnance disposal
  • fast-casual
  • FFS
  • for a long moment
  • foul trouble
  • fourth official
  • fun-size
  • fun-sized
  • FWIW
  • ghost chilli
  • ghost pepper
  • giant squid
  • gift certificate
  • Goldilocks economy
  • GOTV
  • growing bag
  • GTG
  • hanging basket
  • hearing loop
  • heat map
  • heath spotted orchid
  • hen do
  • hen night
  • hen of the woods
  • hen weekend
  • hockey mom
  • husband labour
  • husband-and-wife
  • husband-to-be
  • HVAC
  • ICT
  • ICYMI
  • IDC
  • IDK
  • IIRC
  • Indian star tortoise
  • IRL
  • JK
  • Kaffir work
  • kitchen bitch
  • K-pop
  • left corner-back
  • left corner-forward
  • left deviationism
  • left deviationist
  • left end
  • left guard
  • left half-forward
  • left side tool
  • left tackle
  • left-sidedness
  • left-wingy
  • left-eared
  • left-eye
  • left-hand lock
  • left-hand screw
  • left-handed mill
  • left-handed rope
  • left-to-right
  • leisure centre
  • letter of comfort
  • like-coloured
  • like-complexioned
  • like-sounding
  • limp-wristed
  • LMAO
  • LMFAO
  • LO
  • long axis
  • long barrow
  • long black
  • long corner
  • long iron
  • long lens
  • long lie
  • long moment
  • long press
  • long runner
  • Long Term Evolution
  • long track
  • long underwear
  • long vehicle
  • long waist
  • long-abandoned
  • long-accepted
  • long-anticipated
  • long-bladed
  • long-burning
  • long-cherished
  • long-cooked
  • long-defunct
  • long-discredited
  • long-dormant
  • long-sightedly
  • long-extinct
  • long-fingered
  • long-footed potoroo
  • long-form
  • long-hidden
  • long-horned owl
  • long-ignored
  • longirostrine
  • longitude clock
  • longitudinal axis
  • long-legged spider
  • long-neglected
  • long-nose pliers
  • long-nosed bat
  • long-nosed pliers
  • long-nosed potoroo
  • long-nosed skate
  • long-planned
  • long-podded
  • long-priced
  • long-promised
  • long-serving
  • longshore drift
  • long-simmering
  • long-sought-after
  • long-spined sea urchin
  • long-stalled
  • long-tail blue
  • long-tailed macaque
  • long-vanished
  • long-waited-for
  • long-wheelbase
  • long-whiskered
  • Lord Lyon
  • Lord Lyon King of (<r>also</r> at) arms
  • Lord Mayor’s Banquet
  • Lord of Erection
  • Lord of the Isles
  • loss adjuster
  • ltr
  • paddy-straw mushroom
  • pantropical spotted dolphin
  • scouring pad
  • secret shopper
  • set menu
  • shock and awe
  • short tennis
  • shortboard
  • shortboard
  • shortboarder
  • shortboarding
  • shot on goal
  • sick note
  • silver nitrate
  • singer-songwriter
  • size queen
  • skill set
  • SLES
  • slotted spoon
  • SLS
  • SMH
  • snow globe
  • sodium dodecyl sulphate
  • sodium laureth sulphate
  • sodium lauryl sulphate
  • solar eclipse
  • solar farm
  • soy milk
  • speed dial
  • speed dialling
  • speed-dial
  • speed-dial button
  • speed-dial function
  • splash pad
  • splash park
  • spoacher
  • spot card
  • spot colour
  • spot fire
  • spot inspection
  • spot metering
  • spot month
  • spot prize
  • spot remover
  • spot starter
  • spotted dolphin
  • spotted hemlock
  • spotted knapweed
  • spotted laurel
  • spotted orchid
  • spotted pardalote
  • spotted sea trout
  • spousal rape
  • spray tan
  • spread chord
  • spread collar
  • spread formation
  • spread spectrum
  • spreader dam
  • stag do
  • stag weekend
  • star drill
  • star jasmine
  • star jump
  • star magnolia
  • star press
  • star prize
  • star projector
  • star quilt
  • star rating
  • star sight
  • star stitch
  • star tortoise
  • star trail
  • starbase
  • starbirth
  • starboard watch
  • starch content
  • starch molecule
  • starch wheat
  • starch-based
  • starch-containing
  • starch-rich
  • stardrive
  • staring contest
  • staring-stock
  • star-making
  • star-mapper
  • starn-chamber
  • starspot
  • start cold
  • start date
  • starter back
  • starter culture
  • starter marriage
  • starter up
  • starting box
  • starting stalls
  • starting torque
  • straw mushroom
  • stress test
  • stress testing
  • stress-test
  • suicide net
  • SYS
  • TBH
  • thousand-mile stare
  • thousand-yard stare
  • thread vein
  • tl;dr
  • to answer up
  • to bottom out
  • to start off
  • to start on ——
  • to start out
  • to start up
  • to take the chequered flag
  • top note
  • top surgery
  • trafficky
  • travel card
  • treemap
  • trout pout
  • TTYL
  • vampire squid
  • varsity jacket
  • vena comes
  • vena comitans
  • VoIP
  • wake-up call
  • washing liquid
  • wave farm
  • wedding planner
  • wedding tackle
  • wheels of steel
  • wife sale
  • wild swimming
  • wow factor
  • Yazidism

New senses

  • bark, n.1
  • bo, adj. (and pron.)
  • break, v.
  • breaking, adj.
  • candy, n.1
  • chop, n.1
  • core, n.1
  • craft, n.
  • dead, adj., n., and adv.
  • dig, v.
  • dust, n.1
  • emission, n.
  • futurism, n.
  • gilet, n.
  • goldilocks, n.
  • gulper, n.
  • hang, v.
  • help, n.
  • hike, n.
  • hike, v.
  • holy, adj. and n.
  • implicit, adj.
  • lipstick, n.
  • sharp, adj. and n.1
  • shoot, v.
  • sister, n.
  • sleep, v.
  • snap-back, n.
  • stracciatella, n.
  • stressy, adj.
  • tackle, n.
  • top, n.1
  • trick, n.
  • turd, n.
  • wearable, adj. and n.
  • wearable, adj. and n.
  • wraparound, n. and adj.
Sources: LA Times and Oxford Dictionary
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3 comments :

  1. The write is good though TL;DR and TBH it I will read it later
    TBH (abbreviation): mean to be honest
    TL;DR (abbreviation): used as a dismissive response to a lengthy online post, or to introduce a summary of a lengthy post. (It stands for "too long; didn't read).
    Well done OED

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  2. I'm loving this.....the new English words sounds interesting

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  3. I will like to get more of these new words but TL;DR

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