Yolo and binge-watch added to online dictionary
- 14 August 2014
Yolo, adorbs and clickbait have all been added to the Oxford online dictionary.
The website keeps a record of English words and is often updated with new words.
Some of the new words...
|adorbs||a shortened version of adorable|
|"I love kittens they're adorbs."|
|binge-watch||watching a whole series of a TV show in one sitting|
|"My plan for today is binge-watching Tracy Beaker on BBC iPlayer."|
|clickbait||a link on the internet that is worded in an enticing way to make you want to click it|
|"The website promised me a free smartphone but it was just clickbait."|
|"Melanie put mayo on her breakfast cereal. She cray!"|
|SMH||online acronym of shake my head|
|"Kirsty is late for school again. SMH."|
|spit-take||spitting out liquid when something funny or surprising happens|
|"I was so surprised when I won the competition, I did a spit-take!"|
|tech-savvy||somebody who is good with gadgets|
|"Ask Sameena to fix your phone, she's tech-savvy."|
|yolo||you only live once - used when doing something spontaneous|
|"I probably shouldn't dye my hair blue but yolo."|
The words will not appear in the printed version of the Oxford English Dictionary yet - but they could be added if they remain popular for many years.