New words added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary added new words to its online dictionary. Some of the entries were abbreviations that have become popular in electronic communication such as “ICYMI” (In case you missed it ), “WDYT”  (What do you think?), and “YOLO” (You only live once).  Some other words describe activities such as “binge-watch” (watch multiple episodes of a television programme in rapid succession), “air punch” (the act of thrusting one’s clenched fist up into the air), “hyperconnected“ (characterized by the habitual use of devices that have Internet connectivity), and “live-tweet” (post comments on Twitter about an event while it is taking place).

Here is a video about how Oxford Dictionary adds new words.


Did you know?

Time magazine chose “binge-watch” as 2013’s top buzzword.

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