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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.

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1. Babymoon

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

3. Dappy

"Silly, disorganised, or lacking in concentration."
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"Silly, disorganised, or lacking in concentration."

4. Derp

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"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)."
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"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."
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"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."
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"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

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

9. LDR

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"A long-distance relationship."

10. Omnishambles

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"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."
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"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

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"The practice of travelling into space for recreational purposes."

13. Squee

"Used to express great delight or excitement."
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"Used to express great delight or excitement."

14. Twerk

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