Learning a language or anything for that matter is a never ending process. And so as any other things that undergo evolution, modification, and innovation, words also sprout from something that there already is, that has Latin etymology (as per 30% of words in the English language), Greek, German and all others. It is known that words’ meaning change over time, giving credit to the connotation and denotations as well as combined and borrowed words.
Although some of the words are being used in some areas, these words were considered as slang till this year when it was accepted by some credible dictionaries (we’re talking ’bout Oxford and Merriam). Some of these words are not necessarily new, but has some other meaning added to it. To keep you updated with the new vocabularies, we compiled some newly accepted words in the English language.
From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary:
: something inferior, ineffective, or unimpressive : something weak
“She is pretty, yes. But her personality is a weak sauce.”
: a light, often brightly colored sandwich cookie consisting of two rounded disks made from a batter of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour surrounding a sweet filling (as of ganache, buttercream, or jam)
‘That store makes really good macarons. Do you want to try it?”
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: to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank
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“We don’t have a single descent family picture. Bob photobombed every single one.”
: dubiously or outlandishly mystical, supernatural, or unscientific.
“She kept on saying that she saw a ghost. I don’t believe her woo-woo stories anymore.”
: to make lively : pep up
“Do you have any idea how to ginger this boring party?”
From Oxford Dictionary
: expressing great pleasure or excitement.
“I got accepted for the job position. Yas!”
beer o’ clock
: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer.
“It’s beer o’ clock. Time to go to the bar!”
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: used as an affectionate or disparaging form of address.
“See you later, biatch.”
: bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.
“We better rush before the customers get hangry.”
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: an event or group in which the majority of participants are male.
“Are you sure you want to hangout with them? It’s a sausage fest.”
What’s the most recent word you’ve learned? Let us know in the comments below.
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