Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

New Words Added to 2017’s Dictionaries

March 1, 2017 by  
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arancini: rounded balls of cooked rice with savory fillings (such as mozzarella cheese) that are coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried1

abandonware: software that is no longer sold or supported by its creator1

binge–watch: to watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession1

botnet: a network of computers that have been linked together by malware: a network of bots1

bracket-buster: ‘a low-ranking team that unexpectedly defeats a high-ranking team’ 2

climate denier: a person who is sceptical about whether man-made climate change is occurring2

climate refugees: this term refers to those forced to leave their home due to the effects of climate change rendering it unsafe or uninhabitable2

conlang: an invented language1

drink the haterade: informal Indulge in excessively negative, critical, or resentful behaviour2

face–palm: to cover one’s face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperation1

five–hole: the space between the legs of a ice hockey goaltender 1

flyboarding: the sport or activity of riding a flyboard that is attached to a jet skiwhere it looks like the person is flying but they are on/using a board propelled by jets of water2

freecycle: give away (something used or unwanted), as opposed to selling it or throwing it away, especially in an arrangement made via the Internet2

Friendsgiving: a Thanksgiving celebration with one’s friends, as opposed to one’s family2

glamma: a glamorous grandmother, esp. one who is relatively young or fashion-conscious1

gobbin: An unintelligent or uneducated person; a fool, an idiot.1

gorefest: A film, book, or video game involving a great deal of violence or bloodshed1

hackfest: 1 an event or gathering dedicated to sharing information about computer programming and software development
2 a period of frenzied violence, particularly in a film, book, or video game
2.1 A sporting event involving rough play or an excessive number of fouls1

haterade (also hatorade): excessive negativity, criticism, or resentment1

humblebrag: to make a seemingly modest, self-critical, or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one’s admirable or impressive qualities or achievements1

image board: a website or web page where users can post images relating to a particular issue or topic and reply to other users’ postings.
‘his photo somehow ended up on the anonymous image board’1

listicle: an article consisting of a series of items presented as a list1

negawatt: a unit of energy saved as a result of conservation measures, such as reducing the use of heat or electricity2

net neutrality: the idea, principle, or requirement that Internet service providers should or must treat all Internet data as the same regardless of its kind, source, or destination1

NSFW: not safe for work; not suitable for work1

pad kee mao may or drunken noodles:: this spicy stir-fry consists of vegetables with meat, fish, or tofu served with rice noodles2

photobomb: to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank1

pour-over: coffee made by manually pouring boiling water through a filter filled with ground coffee beans2

ras-el-hanout: a spice mix used in North African cooking. Its name is derived from the Arabic raʾs al-ḥānūt, which means ‘top of the shop’, indicating that the spices chosen—sometimes up to thirty spices, typically including cumin, coriander seeds, chilli, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamom—are the best the shopkeeper has available2

side–eye: a sidelong glance or gaze especially when expressing scorn, suspicion, disapproval, or veiled curiosity1

skitch: hold on to the back of a moving motor vehicle so as to be pulled along while riding a skateboard, bicycle, etc.1

snollygoster: a shrewd, unprincipled person1

squad goal: used in reference to a person or thing seen as a model to aspire to or emulate, especially with one’s friends (often as a hashtag in social media)2

throw shade: to express contempt or disrespect for someone publicly especially by subtle or indirect insults or criticisms1

train wreck: an utter disaster or mess : a disastrous calamity or source of trouble1

truther: one who believes that the truth about an important subject or event is being concealed from the public by a powerful conspiracy1

weak sauce: something inferior, ineffective, or unimpressive : something weak1


1“We Just Added More Than 1,000 New Words to the Dictionary: From ‘binge-watch’ to ‘Seussian.'”Merriam Webster Since 1828,              Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, 2017. Web. 1 Mar 2017.

2“Drunk Texts, Squad Goals, and Brewer’s Droop: an Oxford Dictionaries update.'”Oxford Dictionaries, 2017 Oxford University Press,             2017. Web. 1 Mar 2017.

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