Oxford Dictionaries has published its latest update that added more than 300 new words to its official collection. These words are probably very familiar to millennials because several of them are used in their daily interactions.
In true Oxford Dictionary fashion their blog promoted the new additions by using them in the announcement:
"Oxford Dictionaries publishes an update of new entries today (#squadgoals), so let’s celebrate with a chest bump. This is truly a Kodak moment, so maybe it’s time to take a video selfie, and you’d better not untag yourself! Though it might not be the stuff of fitspo, you can still make room for this on your image board. Get yourself comfortable, check above you for drop bears, and grab yourself a cup of pour-over—it’s better than drinking the haterade! We’re very excited to share with you the Oxford Dictionaries’ funtastic list of new words."
So take a look at some of the words added and decide if they need to be anywhere close to a dictionary.
Biatch (noun): Used as an affectionate or disparaging form of address.
Cat lady (noun): An older woman who lives alone with a large number of cats, to which she is thought to be obsessively devoted.
Craptacular (adjective): Remarkably poor or disappointing.
Drunk text (noun): A text message sent while drunk, typically one that is embarrassing or foolish.
Fitspiration (noun): A person or thing that serves as motivation for someone to sustain or improve health and fitness.
Haterade (noun): Excessive negativity, criticism, or resentment.
Squad Goal (noun): used in reference to a person or thing seen as a model to aspire to or emulate, especially with one’s friends (often as a hashtag in social media)
In vino veritas (exclamation): Under the influence of alcohol, a person tells the truth.
Sausage fest (noun): An event or group in which the majority of participants are male.
Yas (exclamation): Expressing great pleasure or excitement.
Kodak moment (noun) An occasion suitable for memorializing with a photograph
Funtastic (adjective): Extremely enjoyable or entertaining
Shoestring fries (plural noun): very thinly cut chips
Aquafaba (noun): Water in which chickpeas or other pulses have been cooked, used as a substitute for egg whites, particularly in vegan cooking
Freecycle (verb): Give away (something used or unwanted), as opposed to selling it or throwing it away, especially in an argument made via the internet
Flyboarding (noun): The sport or activity of riding a flyboard
Shamer (noun): a person who publicly mocks or criticizes someone for a particular aspect of their appearance or behavior in order to make them feel humiliated or ashamed
Skitch (verb): hold on to the back of a moving motor vehicle so as to be pulled along while riding a skateboard, bicycle, etc.
Congratulations to Oxford Dictionary for trying to remain relevant to people who have only ever Googled words they don't know.