New Words

New Words, Trendy Words, and Words that Matter

These words are new to the 2017 dictionary. Some words will be obviously familiar, but other words totally alien. 

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Bromance (n): A close but non-sexual relationship between two men.
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Chillax (v): Calm down and relax.
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Crunk (adj): Very excited or full of energy.
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Droolworthy (adj): Extremely attractive or desirable.
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Frankenfood (n): Genetically modified food.
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Grrrl (n): A young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality (A blend of “Grrrr” and “Girl.”)
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Guyliner (n): Eyeliner that is worn by men.
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Hater (n): A person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing.
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Illiterati (n): People who are not well educated or well informed about a particular subject or sphere of activity.
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Infomania (n): The compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer.
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Locavore (n): A person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food.
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Muffin Top (n): A roll of fat visible above the top of a pair of women’s tight-fitting low-waisted trousers.
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Muggle (n): A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill.
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Noob (n): A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.
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Purple State (n): A US state where the Democratic and Republican parties have similar levels of support among voters.
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Screenager (n): A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet.
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Textspeak (n): Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons. (wut hpns win u write lyk dis.)
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Totes (adv): Totally.
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Truthiness (n): the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true.
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Twitterati (n): Keen or frequent users of the social networking site Twitter.
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Upcycle (v): Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.
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Whovian (n): A fan of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.
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Woot (ex): (Especially in electronic communication) Used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph.

 

 

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