New words added to Oxford Dictionaries

Cat Cafe is one of the latest updates to be found among the hundreds of new words and senses to enter Oxford Dictionaries. You can look for them all at the Oxford Dictionaries eResource available from Hampshire Libraries, at home or in any of our libraries or Discovery Centres.

From YouTuber to fur baby and Grexit to manspreading, the latest update contains words from the worlds of social media and technology, as well as slang and topical terms. So sit back and enjoy our awesomesauce new words!.

Let’s pick that mic up again and check out some of the words that have been added to in the world of informal language. The mic drop in question can be a literal ‘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’, but it’s more likely to be figurative – or an exclamation to emphasize a particularly impressive point: Nuff said

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