15 Words You Already Use That Were Added To The English Dictionary This Month


Cisgender (adjective)

Pronunciation: /sɪsˈdʒɛndə/
(also cisgendered)

Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex. Compare with transgender.

Comix (plural noun)

Pronunciation: /ˈkämiks/

 Entry from US English dictionary
Comic books and comic strips, especially ones written for adults or of an underground or alternative nature.

Crowdfund (verb)

Pronunciation: /ˈkraʊdfʌnd/
Fund (a project or venture) by raising money from a large number of people who eachcontribute a relatively small amount, typically via the Internet:he’s launched a campaign to crowdfund the first album he’ll record under his own name(as adjective crowdfunded) a crowdfunded movie

Fap fap fap (exclamation)

Pronunciation: /ˌfap fap ˈfap/
slang (now chiefly in the language of social media)
Representing the sound of (especially male) masturbation.

Hot Mess (noun)

US informal

A person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered, especially one that is a source of peculiar fascination:this outfit is definitely a hot messshe is out of control and a total hot mess

JavaScript 1 (noun)

Pronunciation: /ˈjävəskript/ /ˈjavə-/

Entry from US English dictionary


An object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers

Kryptonite (noun)

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptənʌɪt/

(In science fiction) an alien mineral with the property of depriving Superman of his powers:figurative girls of her sort are kryptonite to the developing hearts of adolescent boys

Meh (exclamation)

Pronunciation: /mɛ/

Expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm:meh, I’m not impressed so far

Photobomb (verb)

Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊbɒm/


1Spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke:we were interrupted and photobombed by at least twenty tourists(as noun photobombing) the concept of photobombing has probably been around as long as photography

Retweet (verb)

Pronunciation: /riːˈtwiːt/

(On Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user):tweet the URL of your posting: people love to retweet job ads

Sext 2 (verb)

Pronunciation: /sɛkst/

[WITH OBJECT] (usually as noun sexting)

Send (someone) sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone:older teens are more likely to engage in sexting than their younger counterpartsone in nine Brits sext their partner every day, a new survey has found[NO OBJECT]: the primary reason teenagers sext is to look cool and sexy to someone they find attractive

Shizzle (noun)

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪz(ə)l/

Used as a euphemism for ‘shit’ in various senses and phrases:this shizzle is givin’ me a straight-up headachewho gives a shizzle what they spend?

Twerk (verb)

Pronunciation: /twəːk/
(also twirk)informal


Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hipmovements and a low, squatting stance:just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this songtwerk it girl, work it girl

Twitterati (plural noun)

Pronunciation: /twɪtəˈrɑːti/

Users of Twitter, especially those who post frequently and have a large number offollowers:her post was retweeted by various members of the TwitteratiI have seldom seen the Twitterati so united in their contempt for one man

Webisode (noun)

Pronunciation: /ˈwɛbɪsəʊd/
1An original episode derived from a television series, made for online viewing.

1.1An online video that presents an original short film or promotes a product, film, ortelevision series


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