14 Words That Have Actually Been Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

The OED updated its list of words today to keep up with the fast-moving modern world. Read this now or risk FOMO.

1. Babymoon

“A relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.”

2. Bitcoin

“A digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank.”

3. Dappy

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“Silly, disorganised, or lacking in concentration.”

4. Derp

“Used as a substitute for speech regarded as meaningless or stupid, or to comment on a foolish or stupid action.”

5. Fauxhawk

“A hairstyle in which a section of hair running from the front to the back of the head stands erect, intended to resemble a Mohican haircut (in which the sides of the head are shaved).”

6. Flatform

“A flat shoe with a high, thick sole.”

7. FOMO

“Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts on a social media website.”

8. Internet of things

“A proposed development of the internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.”

9. LDR

“A long-distance relationship.”

10. Omnishambles

“A situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.”

11. Selfie

“A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

12. Space tourism

“The practice of travelling into space for recreational purposes.”

13. Squee

“Used to express great delight or excitement.”

14. Twerk

“Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.”

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