New words added to OxfordDictionaries.com

OxfordDictionaries.com has added some new words as a part of its quarterly update.  Manspreading (those like me who take public transportation to work are familiar with this word), awesomesauce, mic drop and bruh are among the many words that have been added to the dictionary.

Manspreading is so widespread it’s now a word.

The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats. It’s now been added to OxfordDictionaries.com.

The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, issued its quarterly update Thursday of new words that have gained widespread currency in the English language. Here’s a sampling from the list:

• awesomesauce, a.: extremely good; excellent

• bruh, n.: a male friend (often used as a form of address)

• butt dial, v.: calling someone accidentally with your mobile phone in a rear pocket

• cat cafe, n.: a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

• fatberg, n.: very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets

• fat-shame, v.: cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size

• fur baby, n.: a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal

• hangry, a.: bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

• manic pixie dream girl, n.: (especially in film) a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealingly quirky, whose main purpose within the narrative is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist

• mic drop, n.: an 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

• mkay, excl.: non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation)

• rage-quit, v.: (informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game

• Redditor, n. a registered user of the website Reddit

• rando, n.: a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour

• social justice warrior, n.: (informal, derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views

• snackable, adj.: (of online content) designed to be read, viewed, or otherwise engaged with briefly and easily

• spear phishing, n.: the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information

• swatting, n.: the action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address

• weak sauce, n.: something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality

• wine o’clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine

Awesomesauce bruh!!

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