Twerk! Keep up with your words

New-wordsPlease note I’m not using my phablet to do a selfie of my food baby to promote this blog ……

Keep right up to date with these new words added to the Oxford English Dictionaries. You can find dictionaries online at our online resources page http://www.leeds.gov.uk/onlineresources

  • Twerk, v.: dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.
  •  Selfie, n. (informal): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
  • Bitcoin, n.: a digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank.
  • Vom: v. & n. informal: (be) sick; vomit
  • Digital detox, n.: a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.
  • Click and collect, n.: a shopping facility whereby a customer can buy or order goods from a store’s website and collect them from a local branch.
  • Hackerspace, n.: a place in which people with an interest in computing or technology can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.
  • Food baby, n.: a protruding stomach caused by eating a large quantity of food and supposedly resembling that of a woman in the early stages of pregnancy.
  • Street food, n.: prepared or cooked food sold by vendors in a street or other public location for immediate consumption.
  • Double denim, n.: a style of dress in which a denim jacket or shirt is worn with a pair of jeans or a denim skirt, often regarded as a breach of fashion etiquette.
  • Geek chic, n.: the dress, appearance, and culture associated with computing and technology enthusiasts, regarded as stylish or fashionable.
  • Unlike, v: withdraw one’s liking or approval of a web page or posting on a social media website that one has previously liked.
  • Phablet, n: smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer.
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3 thoughts on “Twerk! Keep up with your words

  1. Pingback: South Leeds Roundup: Books, Buses and Bettakultcha - South Leeds Life

  2. Thanks for the update. I will now feel more linguistically secure when I’m hanging with my posse. Or has that just irredeemably damned me.

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