Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Sets of Words to its Collection

The latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary have been announced, with 1,200 new words and 1,000 revised entries making the cut.

The newly added words includes; YOLO, Bracketology, Moobs, Merica, Freemium, Non-apology among others

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary


There lot of notable words in the addition and some of them are listed below

Bracketology (n.): the activity of predicting the participating teams in a tournament (typically the NCAA basketball tournament) and the winners of the competition’s stages, as depicted in a diagram representing the sequence of matches.

Cheese eater (n.): a person who eats cheese; a person who appreciates or routinely consumes cheese.

Clicktivism (n.): the practice of signaling support for a political or social cause by means of the Internet, through social media, online petitions, etc., rather than by more substantive involvement.

Freemium (n.): a business model, especially on the Internet, whereby basic services are provided free of charge while more advanced features must be paid for.

Gender-fluid (adj.): designating a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender.

’Merica (n.): America. Note: Originally and chiefly in representations of nonstandard speech. Now frequently also in ironic or self-conscious use, emphasizing emblematic or stereotypical qualities of American traditions, institutions and national ideals.

Moobs (n.): unusually prominent breasts on a man, typically as a result of excess pectoral fat.

Non-apology (n.): a statement that takes the form of an apology but does not acknowledge responsibility or express regret for what has caused offence or upset; an insincere or unconvincing apology.

Swirlie (n.): an act of forcibly immersing a person’s head in the bowl of a toilet as it is flushed, typically as a practical joke.

Uptalk (n.): a manner of speaking in which declarative sentences are uttered with rising intonation at the end, a type of intonation more typically associated with questions.

Yoda (n.): a person who embodies the characteristics of Yoda, esp. in being wise; an elder, sage or guru.

YOLO (int.):  an accronym of “You only live once”; used to express the view that one should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future (often as a rationale for impulsive or reckless behavior).


As you know it will be cumbersome to have all the 1,200 words listed here, but you can always click here to see the full list of new words, subentries, and senses added in the update.

It also worthy to note that xenophobia is chosen as the word of the year 2016



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