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“hangry”, 22 Other New Words Added To Oxford Dictionaries by Uchem1(m): 3:01pm On Aug 28, 2015
Oxford University Press has
released 23 new words in its
quarterly update of list of
words in Oxford advanced
learners dictionary.
The words, released Thursday
to the web version of the
dictionary, include hangry,
bants, manspreading and
Awesomesauce: This is an
adjective, used also
informally in the US to mean
extremely good; excellent.
Bants: This implies playfully
teasing or mocking remarks,
exchanged with another
person or group; also known
as; banter.
Beer o’clock: An appropriate
time of day to drink beer.
Blockchain: This is a noun
which also implies a digital
ledger in which transactions
made in bitcoin are recorded
chronologically and publicly.
Brain fart: Also a noun;
meaning a temporary mental
lapse or failure to reason
Brexit: A term for the
potential or hypothetical
departure of the United
Kingdom (Britain) from the
European Union.
Bruh: A male friend (often
used as a form of address)
Buttdial: To inadvertently call
(someone) on a mobile phone
in one’s rear trouser pocket.
Butthurt: This is to be overly
or unjustifiably offended or
Cakeage: This is a charge
made by a restaurant for
serving a cake they have not
supplied themselves.
Catcafe: A café or similar
establishment where people
pay to interact with cats
housed in the premises.
Fast-casual: Denoting or relating to a type
of high-quality self-service restaurant
offering dishes that are prepared to
order, and are more expensive than
those available in a typical fast-food
Fatberg: A very large mass of solid waste
in a sewerage system, consisting
especially of congealed fat and personal
hygiene products that have been flushed
down toilets.
Fat-shame: Cause (someone judged to be
fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by
making mocking or critical comments
about their size
Grexit: a term for the potential
withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone
(the economic region formed by
countries in the European Union that use
the euro as their national currency).
Hangry: Bad-tempered or irritable as a
result of hunger.
MacGyver: Make or repair (an object) in
an improvised or inventive way, making
use of whatever items are at hand.
Manspreading: The practice whereby a
man, especially one travelling on public
transport, adopts a sitting position with
his legs wide apart, in such a way as to
encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.
Mic drop: An instance of deliberately
dropping or tossing aside one’s
microphone at the end of a performance
or speech one considers to have been
particularly impressive.
Mx: A title used before a person’s
surname or full name by those who wish
to avoid specifying their gender or by
those who prefer not to identify
themselves as male or female.
Rage-quit: To angrily abandon an activity
or pursuit that has become frustrating,
especially the playing of a video game.
Kippable: (Of a part or feature of
something) able to be omitted or passed
over so as to get to the next part or
Wine o’clock: An appropriate time of day
to start drinking wine.

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