From YOLO To Cheeseball - Here Are Our Favourite New Words Now In The English Dictionary

12 September 2016, 17:07

Oxford English Dictionary Update September 2016

How some of these words made it into the dictionary genuinely shocked us!

Every so often the Oxford English Dictionary updates their list of words.

Obviously, as words are contantly changing as time goes on and new terms are created all the time.

But in this latest update, there were some pretty amazing inclusions!

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We decided to put a list together of what we though were the best new ones, so here are our 16 favourites...

 

clickbait - online content whose main purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a particular web page


fuhgeddaboudit – used to indicate that a suggested scenario is unlikely or undesirable

human bean – a humorous alteration or mispronunciation of human being

moobs – unusually prominent breasts on a man


skronk – used to describe dissonant or discordant sounds made by musical instruments

squee – an exclamation expressing delight or excitement

YOLO – "you only live once", used to express the view that one should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future

 

'Merica – used to emphasise qualities that are stereotypically American

scrumdiddlyumptious - Extremely scrumptious; excellent, splendid; (esp. of food) delicious

Gender-fluid - A person who doesn't identify with a single fixed gender

Cheeseball - Someone or something lacking taste, style, or originality; or the breaded and deep fried cheese appetiser


Yogalates - used when Pilates exercises are combined with the postures and breathing techniques of yoga

Cheek Kiss - A kiss on the cheek, used as a gesture of greeting or of friendly or familial affection; an air kiss where the cheeks touch

Cheerer Upper - A person who or thing which cheers someone up. Cf. to cheer up at cheer

 

Swirlie - An act of forcibly immersing a person's head in the bowl of a toilet as it is flushed, typically as a practical joke

Oompa Loompa - popular characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Little Old Lady - An elderly woman; esp. one characterized as being frail or benign

 

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