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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# New Words

All time
Collins Dictionary recognises 'non-binary' and names 'climate strike' as Word of the Year
Pop star Smith came out as non-binary this year, sparking a debate over gender and sexuality.
Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary
Some 1,200 new words have been included in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
'Manspreading' and 'Grexit' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries
It’s official…
So it turns out twerking has been around for 200 years...
Sorry Miley.
You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble
People are freaking out.
11 words that will definitely be added to the dictionary
These are so on fleek.
10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again
Word Warriors want you to forget about ‘selfies’ and ‘bae’.
'YOLO' and 'amazeballs' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries
Along with ‘douchebaggery’, appropriately enough.
How recessionary budgets have changed Ireland...
Here are some of the things that would not exist in Ireland, if not for our six austerity budgets.
New words: the official* glossary of 2011
*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.
OMG, I ♥ the OED!
The Oxford English Dictionary has included the ‘heart’ symbol amongst its 45,437 new entries.