Oxford Dictionary Adds ‘Twerk,’ ‘Omnishambles,’ ‘Squee,’ ‘Selfie,’ and More Modern Slang


The Oxford Dictionaries Online has added a slew of new words including “twerk,” “squee,” “selfie,” “phablet,” and “omnishambles” to its pages. For a comprehensive list of the newly added words, their definitions, and to see them used in context, head over to Oxford Dictionaries Online.

We’ve just added some srsly buzzworthy words to our online dictionary – squee! With influences ranging from technology to fashion, there is something for everyone in the update.

If you are someone who always leaves prepping for a party to the last minute, you’ll be relieved to know that you can now click and collect, so you can avoid a mad trolley dash to grab some cake pops or blondies before your guests arrive. And don’t forget some pear cider to wash down all those tasty treats.

Even if your party turns into an omnishambles, full of people in double denim doing dad dancing, try not to worry. You’ll soon feel better after a bit of me time: a few minutes in the child’s pose, a chilled michelada, and a Nordic noir will have you feeling as right as rain.

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