Oxford Dictionaries has announced the addition of several new words to their online database of current English terms - words I use on the regular!
Check out a list below of some of the new words added and their definitions.
adorbs (adj.): arousing great delight; cute or adorable.
air punch (n.): thrusting one’s clenched fist up into the air, typically as a gesture of triumph.
amazeballs (adj.): very impressive, enjoyable, or attractive.
binge-watch (v.): watch multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession.
bro hug (n.): a friendly embrace between two men.
cray (adj.): crazy, but without that time-consuming extra syllable.
doncha (contraction): don’t you.
douchebaggery (n.): obnoxious or contemptible behaviour.
e-cig (n.): another term for electronic cigarette.
fandom (n.): the fans of a particular person, team, series, etc., regarded collectively as a community or subculture.
FML (abbrev.): (vulgar slang) f— my life! (used to express dismay at a frustrating personal situation)
hot mess (n.): a person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered.
hot mic (n.): a microphone that is turned on, in particular one that broadcasts a spoken remark that was intended to be private.
ICYMI (abbrev.): in case you missed it.
live-tweet (v.): post comments about (an event) on Twitter while the event is taking place.
neckbeard (n.): growth of hair on a man’s neck, especially when regarded as indicative of poor grooming.
side boob (n.): the side part of a woman’s breast, as exposed by a revealing item of clothing.
side-eye (n.): a sidelong glance expressing disapproval or contempt.
smartwatch (n.): a mobile device with a touchscreen display, worn on the wrist.
SMH (abbrev.): shaking (or shake) my head (used to express disapproval, exasperation, etc.).
throw shade (phr.): publicly criticize or express contempt for someone.
vape (v.): inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
YOLO (abbrev.): you only live once (expressing the view that one should make the most of the present moment).