Some of the Best and Weirdest words to recently enter the Dictionary…

Last update: 3/2/2023

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Like the most useful Pokemon, language is constantly evolving, matching our ever-connected world. In fact, so many of the new words to enter the Oxford English or Merriam-Webster dictionaries are related to the digital age. From slang terms to movie references, our vocabulary is becoming more eclectic with every passing year. Let’s take a look now at some of the more unusual, and bizarre, additions.

Beemer – Are you lucky enough to own one?

‘A car or motorcycle manufactured by the company BMW’

Bouncebackability – Do you have it?

‘(especially in sport) the capacity to recover quickly from a setback.’

Cyberslacking – Are you guilty? I think we all are.

‘A person who uses their employer’s Internet and email facilities for personal activities during working (more ing wordshours.’

Fuhgeddaboudit – Pardon?

Simply ‘Forget about it’ in US informal.

‘If you think you’re going to get a cab, fuggedaboudit

Gaydar – We’ve heard it said many a time and now (More things that start with n) it’s official!

‘The supposed ability of homosexuals to recognize one another by means of very slight indications.’

Grrrl – Yes queen.

‘A young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive.’

Haligonian – What all this all ‘about?

A native or inhabitant of the Canadian city of Halifax in Nova Scotia.

‘Haligonians have wanted a new race track since the 1980s’

Lookism – Never judge a book by its cover now.

‘Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s appearance.’

Mardarse – A brilliant one from Northern England's sulky, petulant, or grumpy person.’

‘He is just a mardarse who doesn’t like being taken away from his food’

Riffage – One for you metalheads out there.

‘Guitar riffs, especially in rock music.’

Screenager – Most people nowadays.

‘A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet.’