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List Of New Words Added To The English Dictionary In 2016

So far in this year 2016, the Oxford English dictionary have been updated 4 times (once for each quarter). According to, A total of 1,200 new words have been added to the numerous already existing. Some of the words added centres around internet activity, sexuality and a special tribute Roald Dahl.

It will also interest you to know that the word of the year 2016 is xenophobia.

Listing the 1,200 words will be a tedious job but here are ten words that caught my attention. The new words included in the dictionary are;

1. YOLO: an acronym for You only live Once

2. Gender-fluid: not clearly or wholly male or female, unfixed gender identity

3. Clicktivism: the practice of signalling support for a political or social cause by means of the internet, through social media and online platforms.

4. Bracketology: the activity of predicting the participating teams in a tournament and the winners of a competition.

5. Moobs: usually prominent breasts on a man

6. Merica: America

7. Freemium: A business model especially on the internet where basic services are provided free of charge.

8. Non-apology: an insincere apology

9. Squee: representing a high squeaking sound produced by an animal, musical instrument.

10. Dahlesque: Resembling or characteristics of the works of Roald Dahl

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