EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Have you ever heard of manspreading, awesomesauce or hangry? If you aren't sure, you'll soon be able to look them up in the dictionary.
OxfordDictionaries.com added 1,000 new words to their collection.
New words and phrases are added to OxfordDictionaries.com every three months, once editors have gathered enough evidence from a range or sources to believe they are used regularly in the English language.
It does not necessarily mean they go into the Oxford English Dictionary, unless continued historical usage is found.
Here are some of the words which made the list:
- Awesomesauce, adj.: (US informal) extremely good; excellent
- Bants (also bantz), n.: (Brit. informal) playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter
- Beer o'clock, n: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer
- Brain fart, n.: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly
- Cat café, n.: a cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises
- Fat-shame, v.: cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size
- Hangry, adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger
- Manspreading, n.: the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats
- Mkay, excl.: (informal, chiefly US) non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation)
- Pocket dial, v.: inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one's pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone
- Rando, n.: (informal) a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour
- Weak sauce, n.: (US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality
- Wine o'clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine