List Of New Words Added To The English Dictionary – 2016

Here is the list of new grammatical words being added to the English dictionary


So far in this year 2016, the Oxford English dictionary have been updated 4 times (once for each quarter).
According to, A total of 1, 200 new words have been added to the numerous already existing.
Some of the words added centres around internet activity,sexuality and a special tribute Roald Dahl.
It will also interest you to know that the word of the year 2016 is xenophobia.
Listing the 1,200 words will be a tedious job but here are ten words that caught my attention.
The new words included in the dictionary are;

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  • YOLO: an acronym for You only live Once
  • Gender-fluid: not clearly or wholly male or female, unfixed gender identity
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  • Clicktivism: the practice of signalling support for a political or social cause by means of the internet, through social media and online platforms.
  • Bracketology: the activity of predicting the participating teams in a tournament and the winners of a competition.
  • Moobs: usually prominent breasts on a man
  • merica: America
  • Freemium: A business model especially on the internet where basic services are provided free of charge.
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  • Non-apology: an insincere apology
  • Squee: representing a high squeaking sound produced by an animal, musical instrument.
  • Dahlesque: Resembling or characteristics of the works of Roald Dahl
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