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“Beer o’clock”, “Brainfart”, other new words added to Oxford dictionary

Twenty-three new words have been added to the Oxford advanced learners dictionary.

The words, released Thursday to the web version of the dictionary,are as follows:

Awesomesauce: This is an adjective, used also informally in the US to mean extremely good; excellent.

Bants: This implies playfully teasing or mocking remarks, exchanged with another person or group; also known as; banter.

Beer o’clock: An appropriate time of day to drink beer.

Blockchain: This is a noun which also implies a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin are recorded chronologically and publicly.

Brain fart: Also a noun; meaning a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly.

Brexit: A term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom (Britain) from the European Union.

Bruh: A male friend (often used as a form of address)

Buttdial: To inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket.

Butthurt: This is to be overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful.

Cakeage: This is a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves.

Catcafe: A café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed in the premises.

Fast-casual: Denoting or relating to a type of high-quality self-service restaurant offering dishes that are prepared to order, and are more expensive than those available in a typical fast-food restaurant.

Fatberg: A very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets.

Fat-shame: Cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size

Grexit: a term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone (the economic region formed by countries in the European Union that use the euro as their national currency).

Hangry: Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

MacGyver: Make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand.

Manspreading: 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.

Mic drop: An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive.

Mx: A title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female.

Rage-quit: To angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game.

Kippable: (Of a part or feature of something) able to be omitted or passed over so as to get to the next part or feature.

Wine o’clock: An appropriate time of day to start drinking wine.

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