I love language – the way it’s still unfolding and revealing fresh ways to communicate. So when The Oxford English Dictionary announced its latest update, I was quick to see what had made the cut.
There were the usual, cringe-worthy additions taken from youth culture, but scrolling through the hundreds of new entries, I came across some lovely sounding words that I’ll be trying to introduce to my vocabulary.
Here are 10 of my favourite new words you’ll actually want to use:
A small amount.
A group or an organisation.
The state of being a chef.
Activism online – using social media and other methods to promote a cause.
A refrigerator designed to store and dispense kegs.
A Greek pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese.
To squeal with delight.
A physical device designed to transport an object from one place to another without traversing that space.
To steal or take without permission.
Saying sorry without the contrition or responsibility for the action.
So there you have it – 10 new English words you’ll actually want to use. Which was your favourite?