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11 New Words Added to Oxford Dictionaries

 
1. AL DESKO
A play on al fresco, which means “dining outside,” this word is perfect for the way we live now, wolfing down food at our desks while messing around on the computer.
2. MAHOOSIVE
Even bigger than massive. And it sounds that way doesn’t it? The new ginormous.
3. MAMIL
Stands for “middle aged man in Lycra” and has to do with the current cycling craze. Observe the MAMIL in his natural habitat. His bike is expensive and his outfit is way more professional than it has to be.
4. MARMITE
It’s yeasty. It’s salty. You love it or you hate it. And now it’s “used in reference to something that tends to arouse strongly positive or negative reactions rather than indifference.”
5. SHINY BUM
An Australian term for a bureaucrat or office worker. Not sure what the imagery is here. They sit so much their bums get shiny? They spend their time polishing their bums for kissing?
6. SILVERTAIL
Australian for “person who is socially prominent or displays social aspirations.”
7. SIMPLES
British word “used to convey that something is very straightforward.”
8. STICKER LICKER
How Australians refer to the person who issues parking fines.
9. THE ANT’S PANTS
This Australian version of “the bee’s knees” is the cat’s pajamas.
10. TIKI-TAKA
Term for a style of soccer play “involving highly accurate short passing and an emphasis on retaining possession of the ball.”
11. TOMOZ “Tomorrow,” which has way too many syllables, obvs.

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