Friday 15 December 2017

ICYMI - New words added to Oxford English Dictionary

David & Victoria Beckham Attend The 'Versace Club' Gala Party In London. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
David & Victoria Beckham Attend The 'Versace Club' Gala Party In London. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

We’d love a fro-yo, TBH.

Hundreds of new words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary in June – and some of them are deffo questionable.

Here are some of the most unexpected on the list, along with what they mean:

Air punch

Throwing your hand into the air with your fist clenched.

Big-arsed

This one’s pretty self-explanatory, don’t you think?

Bish bosh

Term used to describe something that’s improper or wasn’t finished properly.

Bovver

Used to describe a hooligan or someone that likes trouble: “a bovver boy”

Budgie smugglers

A pair of very tight fitting men’s swim shorts.

Deffo

Slang for “definitely”.

Fro-yo

Frozen yoghurt, usually a dessert.

Glamping

Shorthand for glamorous camping. A form of camping that has facilities more luxurious than traditional camping.

ICYMI

Abbreviation for “in case you missed it”.

Matcha

Matcha is a finely ground powder used to make green tea.

Power couple

For example, Posh and Becks, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. A couple that’s popular and powerful, with successful careers and relationships.

Scooby Snack

A bit-sized snack usually given as a reward.

TBH

Abbreviation for “to be honest”.

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