OXFORD, England, Aug. 27 (UPI) — The Oxford University Press announced new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com, including “awesomesauce,” “hangry” and “fat shame.”
Oxford said the quarterly update, which took effect Wednesday, also includes the addition of terms “butthurt,” “rando,” “rage-quit,” “microaggression,””fur baby” and “pwnage.”
The publisher said the words were added to OxfordDictionaries.com, which is separate from its venerable Oxford English Dictionary.
“The English language dictionary content on OxfordDictionaries.com focuses on current English and includes modern meanings of words and associated usage examples,” the publisher said. “The OED, on the other hand, is a historical dictionary and forms a record of all the core words and meanings in English over more than 1,000 years, from Old English to the present day, including many obsolete and historical terms.”
The new additions, with brief definitions, include:
awesomesauce, adj.: (US informal) extremely good; excellent beer o’clock, n: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer blockchain, n.: a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly brain fart, n.: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly bruh, n: (US informal) a male friend (often used as a form of address) butt dial, v.: (US informal) inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket butthurt, adj.: (US informal) overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful cakeage,n.: (informal) a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves cat cafe, n.: a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises cupcakery, n.: a bakery that specializes in cupcakes deradicalization, n.: the action or process of causing a person with extreme views to adopt more moderate positions on political or social issues fast-casual, adj.: denoting or relating to a type of high-quality self-service restaurant offering dishes that are prepared to order and more expensive than those available in a typical fast-food restaurant fatberg, n.: 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, v.: cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size fur baby, n.: a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal glanceable, adj.: denoting or relating to information, especially as displayed on an electronic screen, that can be read or understood very quickly and easily hangry, adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger MacGyver, v.: (US informal) make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand manic pixie dream girl, n.: (especially in film) a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealingly quirky, whose main purpose within the narrative is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist manspreading, n.: 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 mecha, n.: (in anime, manga, etc.) a large armoured robot, typically controlled by a person riding inside the robot itself mic drop, n.: (informal, chiefly US) 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 microaggression, n.: a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority mkay, excl.: (informal, chiefly US) non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation) Mx, n.: 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 pocket dial, v.: inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone pwnage, n.: (informal) (especially in video gaming) the action or fact of utterly defeating an opponent or rival rage-quit, v.: (informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game rando, n.: (informal) a person one does now know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviorRedditor, n.: a registered user of the website Reddit skippable, adj.: (of a part or feature of something) able to be omitted or passed over so as to get to the next part or feature social justice warrior, n.: (informal, derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views snackable, adj.: (of online content) designed to be read, viewed, or otherwise engaged with briefly and easily spear phishing, n.: the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information subreddit, n.: a forum dedicated to a specific topic on the website Reddit swatting, n.: (US informal) the action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address weak sauce, n.: (US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality wine o’clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine