NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
Recently-coined English words, terms and expressions with their meaning.
New words enter English from every area of life where they represent and
describe the changes and developments that take place from day to day.
Here are some words and expressions that have been coined in recent years.
Some can be found in official dictionaries; others may never make their way there,
but new words will continue to appear as the English language adapts to innovations and trends.
|Acrobranching||An adventure sport involving acrobatics in trees using zip lines and climbing harnesses.|
|Affluenza||A blend of 'affluence'
A social disease resulting from extreme materialism and excessive consumerism: earning more money and consuming more, which can lead to overwork, debt, stress, anxiety, etc.
|Agritourism||A form of tourism in which tourists stay on farms or in agricultural villages, and often participate in farm activities.|
|Alcopop||Fruit drinks fortified with alcohol, designed and marketed to appeal to young people.|
|Amazeballs||Used to say that you find something extremely good, very enjoyable, impressive, etc.|
|Analysis paralysis||The total inability to reach a decision due to over-analysis of a situation.|
Blend of the words 'ankle' and 'wellington'.
A short wellington boot.
|People who wish to remain anonymous when they give information, essentially because they are afraid of scandal or retribution.|
|App||Abbreviation of 'application', software that performs a specific task.|
|Applepick||Steal someone's iPhone.|
|Audiophile||Person who loves and collects high-quality audio equipment.|
|Avatar||A graphical image representing a person for example on the Internet.|
|Baggravation||Blend of the words 'bag' and 'aggravation'. A feeling of annoyance and frustration at the airport when your baggage has not arrived but the other passengers' bags have.|
|Bashtag||A bashtag is a hashtag (#) that is used to make critical or abusive comments on social networking services such as Twitter.|
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in a short space of time,
or drinking to get drunk.
|Binge thinking||Thinking excessively about a problem in a short period of time.|
|Binge-watch||Watch multiple episodes of a TV programme in rapid succession.|
|Bitcoin||Digital currency which allows payments to be sent from one party to another without going through a financial institution.|
|Black Swan||An extremely rare and unexpected event of large magnitude and consequence.|
|Bloatware/fatware||Pre-installed software that occupies a lot of space, leaving little memory for storing personal data.|
|Blook||A blend of 'book' and 'blog' : a book written by a blogger.|
|Bookaholic||A compulsive book buyer or a prolific reader.|
|Brain waste||The problem of skilled immigrants who are forced to accept positions far below their educational level in their new country is known as "brain waste".|
|Breadcrumbing||A navigation technique which
helps users by displaying a list of links to the
pages they have visited when exploring a website,
for example: home >>vocabulary>>transport.
|Brexit||Blend of 'Britain'
The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
early model of a mobile phone with limited
2) A smartphone or other electronic device that is broken or has
ceased to function.
'breakfast' and 'dinner'.
A meal served in the evening consisting of food usually eaten at
breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, etc.).
'brother' and 'romance'.
A close non-sexual relationship between two men.
|Bureaucratese||A derogatory term for language used in businesses and bureaucracies which contains long sentences and complex words that are obscure or difficult to understand.|
|Burkini or Burquini||Blend of 'burqa' and 'bikini' A swimsuit worn by Muslim women which covers the whole body i.e. the arms to the wrist, the legs to the ankle, with a hood to cover the hair and neck.|
|Buzz||Excited interest or attention surrounding, for example, a new invention, a recent event or something that has become fashionable.|
|Buzzkill||Something or someone spoiling an event that people are enjoying.|
|Buzzword||A new word or expression that is commonly used in specialized work environments or age-groups, and has become fashionable. Terms used in advertising can often convert into buzzwords and become widely used|
|Buzzworthy||Describes what is likely to arouse the interest and attention of the public.|
|Cage sandals||A type of sandal with a lot of thin straps.|
|Captcha||Completely Automated Public
Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart. A
distorted image of letters and numbers used to
ensure that a response is not generated by a
computer, in order
to prevent spamming.
|Carjacking||Blend of 'car' and
When a car driver is forced to give up his vehicle or drive to a destination designated by the attacker.
|Carnapper||A person who steals a car.|
who sets up a false profile on a social networking
in order to deceive others or for fraudulent purposes.
Blend of ‘chart’ and ‘article’.
A news article that is composed primarily of a chart, image or graphics with just a brief text for additional information.
|Chatroom||Areas on the internet where people can communicate by exchanging typed messages|
|Chick lit||Books, usually featuring female characters, written by women on contemporary themes and issues that appeal more to women than to men.|
'chilling' and relaxing'.
Taking a break from stressful activities to rest or relax.
|Citizen journalism||News collected and reported by ordinary people, especially through the use of blog software.|
|Click and collect||A shopping facility which enables customers to order and pay for goods online, then collect them from a local branch of the store.|
|Click bait||Put something on a website that will encourage visitors to click on a link.|
|Tricking Internet users into clicking on hidden links.|
|Cloud computing||A computing service which
enables access to a shared pool of resources
(servers, data storage, applications, etc.) over the
Internet. Users can access and use
tools or applications through
a web browser without having to install them on their computers.
Blend of 'coat' and 'cardigan'.
A long cardigan or knitted jacket which from a distance looks more like a coat. Designed as transitional wear for autumn weather before a heavier coat is necessary.
|Content farm||A website that publishes large amounts of low-quality content, or content copied from elsewhere, in order to attract visitors and improve its search-engine rankings.|
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