From YOLO To Cheeseball - Here Are Our Favourite New Words Now In The English Dictionary
12 September 2016, 17:07 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10
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!
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
When you spend so much time online, clickbait ninja skills are level 9000! pic.twitter.com/pRuwKCv49Q— Superhero Of Steel (@SuperheroSteel) September 11, 2016
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
Was asked politely for more moobs so here ya go polite person pic.twitter.com/PWWHJvAJeJ— Bennyʕ •`ᴥ´•ʔBum (@Bennybeah) August 9, 2016
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
Do you ever feel like Michael Clifford i mean a cheeseball pic.twitter.com/jV8jgce70p— 5SOS Old Tweets (@oldtweetsof5sos) September 12, 2016
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
The process of seeing a little old lady walking 3 dogs pic.twitter.com/yuYMp83qH0— Emily (@emilyjohnson417) September 4, 2016