New Words for the Oxford English DictionaryPosted: August 26, 2015
batchmate (n.) – A classmate.
chiffonade (v.) – A preparation of shredded or finely cut leaf vegetables, used as a garnish for soup.
freegan (adj. and n.) – A person who rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods: there is a need for more freegans in our wasteful society. Early 21st century: blend of free and vegan.
homo economicus (n.) – A hypothetical person who manages his or her private income and expenditure strictly in accordance with rational self-interest, with no regard to the welfare of others.
hot mess (adj.) – one whose thoughts and appearances are in a state of disarray but they maintain an undeniable attractiveness or beauty.
internegative (n.) – photography: A second negative of an image made from the original negative.
nanosize (adj.) – Having dimensions of only a few nanometres: the surface of a lotus leaf is dotted with nanosized wax particles.
shirtfront (v.) – (In Australian Rules) charge into the chest of (an opponent), typically so as to knock them to the ground:he shirtfronted a Collingwood player in front of the Ryder Stand at Victoria Park.
twerk (n.) – a twisting or jerking movement; a twitch. – First known use was 1820! The modern meaning that we know today: a dance move, is still technically correct.
Check out the entire list and see how many you are familiar with and use in every day language.