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.

 

 

Slang Words 2017

Modern Slang

Words used primarily by millennials.

1. It’s Lit – Short for cool or awesome  with an added emphasis that it’s fresh.

2. Bruh –A casual nickname for “bro”

3. Fam –Their closest friends or a member of a tight group.

4. GOAT –Acronym for “Greatest of all time!”

5. TBH –Acronym for “To be honest”

6. It’s lit –Short for “It’s cool or awesome!”

7. I’m weak –Short for “That was funny!”

8. Gucci –Something is good or cool

9. Turnt – Describes an excessive state of excitement, hype, or overall craziness.

10. Bae–Short for “baby.”

11. Curve –To reject someone romantically

12. Salty –To be bitter about something or someone

13. Skurt –To go away or leave

14. Throw shade –To give someone a nasty look or insult or diss someone.

15. Straight fire–Something is hot or trendy

16. Sip tea –To mind your own business

17. Thirsty – Means desperate, impatient, or overly eager.

18. Woke – “Woke” means you’re knowledgeable, aware, and “with it.”

19. V – “V” literally means “very,” providing emphasis to any statement.

20. LB/FB – Short for “like back” and “follow back.”