Words invented since the beginning of the 21st century
Anyone know of any recently added words to the dictionary? Take a quick look at here:
"Muggle": added in 2003; (someone who doesn't possess a certain skill).
"Frenemy": added as of 2009, meaning a fake friend who's an enemy.
"Mouseover": was added back in 2013.
The term "staycation" was added in 2009 as well (something I was not at all aware of); it practically means a vacation at one's home.
Also, as a side fact, Mochacchino was added as a word in 2013!:D
What other words have been added to the dictionary since the start of the 21st century?
'Selfie' was added recently meaning a picture of oneself that they took themselves
I don't see how "ginormous" is only as recent as 2007. I've used and heard that word here in the UK since I was a kid (since the early~mid 90s). It's more natural to me than saying either enormous or gigantic. There's no way I'd call it a 21st century invention.
People used it so often as a real word when you were born that it was put into the dictionary in 2007
The word "ginormous" was added as a word in 2007, but it's use could have been a while before that year; a word is usually added to the dictionary once its common use is noted.
[edit: My apologies; another user has mentioned it was actually added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1989]
It's been in the Oxford English Dictionary since 1989, with a first recorded usage from 1942. I don't know which dictionary you're using but evidently it's a little behind the times :).
here is a list of new words i found
-acquihire (n.): Buying out a company primarily for the skills and expertise of its staff.
-amazeballs (adj.): Extremely good or impressive; amazing.
-anti-vax (adj.): Opposed to vaccination.
-binge-watch (v.): To watch multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming.
-bro hug (n.): Another term for man hug, or a friendly embrace between two men.
-catfish (v.): To lure someone into a relationship by adopting a fictional online persona.
-clickbait (n.): Internet content that is sensational or provocative, and whose main purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a particular web page.
-cray (adj.): Crazy.
-dox (v.): To search for and publish private or identifying information about someone on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.
-e-cig (n.): Another term for electronic cigarette.
There is a popular idea that language is unchanging and that adding new words is "unnatural". So, I enjoy these kinds of posts. :)