This Year's New Words

Language naturally reflects popular culture; every time there's a new idea, we need a way to communicate it. With that out of the way, The Oxford Dictionary of English (not to be confused with the Oxford English Dictionary) put out its new words today:

chill pill
chillax
turducken
bargainous
staycation
fussbudget
vuvuzela
national treasure
buzzkill
social media
microblogging
netbook
dictionary attack
paywall
freemium
automagically
carbon capture and storage
geoengineering
toxic debt
deleveraging
overleveraged
quantitative easing
exit strategy
overthink
catastrophizing
soft skills
matchy-matchy
LBD
frenemy
cheeseball
cool hunter
hikikomori
steampunk
tweetup
bromance
wardrobe malfunction
defriend
Interweb
hater

How many do you know?
What word needs to be an official word but isn't?

Comments

  1. staycation is by far my favorite. what about rickrolling?

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  2. Paywall? yep, that sounds right.

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  3. I have never heard of any of these words.

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