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Top 15 New words of 2015

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Languages are constantly changing with time and English is no exception. Throughout the year the Oxford English Dictionary publishes their added words quarterly. Here are some of the surprisingly new words that were added this year.

1. Awesome sauce (adj)- extremely good. “I just went to see the new Star Wars movie and it was awesome sauce!!”

2. Hangry (adj)-bad tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. “Don’t take the insults personally, he is just hangry.”

3. Wine o’clock/Beer o’clock (n)- best time to drink wine/beer. “It’s our favorite time of day, Beer o’clock.”

4. Redditor (n)- A registered user of the website Reddit. “Redditors have been active on the site after Conor McGregors fight.”

5. NBD (Abbr.)- No Big Deal. "Don’t worry about it. It’s NBD!”

6. Mkay (exclamation) slang term-Non-standard spelling of OK1, representing an informal pronunciation. “Mkay. I will meet you later tonight for drinks.”

7. Weak Sauce (n) (adj) Something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality. "You better come up with a better excuse because that one is weaksauce.”

8. Brain fart (n)- A temporary mental lapse to reason correctly. “I have been getting more brain farts lately because I haven’t been sleeping lately.”

9. Bruh (n) A male friend. “I’m going to go chill with my bruh.”

10. Butt Dial (v) -Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouserpocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone. “Sorry about butt dialing you last night! I had no idea!”

11. Fur Baby (n) a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal. “There are many people who have a fur baby and even dress them with a coat or shirt.”

12. Phablet (n)- A very large smartphone having a touch screen which is intermediate in size between that of a standard smartphone and that of a tablet computer. “Look at that phablet! Even though it is big and awkward it can do a lot.”

13. Waybread (n) chiefly in fantasy fiction: a kind of sustaining food made for eating before or during a long journey, typically in the form of flatbread or wafers. “Make sure you have waybread before you embark on your journey across the country.”

14.Bank of Mom and Dad-(n) a person’s parents regarded as a source of financial assistance. “You are lucky. If you are having trouble you can just go to Bank of Mom and Dad.”

15. MacGyver (v)- Make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand. “Did you see how I just McGyvered that broken clock?!”

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