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Now it's official: Selfie is in the dictionary

 
Now it's official: Selfie is in the dictionary
Posted May 19th, 2014 @ 10:26am

Selfie, hashtag, baby bump, tweep, catfish and steampunk... Now officially in the dictionary.

There's no going back now!

See the full list of all the new words: CLICK HERE

 

Here are some of my favs:

Auto-Tune (v., 2003): to adjust or alter (a recording of a voice) with Auto-Tune software or other audio-editing software esp. to correct sung notes that are out of tune


baby bump (n., 2003): the enlarged abdomen of a pregnant woman


catfish (n., new sense): a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes


dubstep (n., 2002): a type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns


fangirl (n., 1934): a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something


freegan (n., 2006): an activist who scavenges for f
ree food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources


hashtag (n., 2008): a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that clarifies or categorizes the accompanying text (such as a tweet)


hot spot (n., new sense): a place where a wireless Internet connection is available


selfie (n., 2002): an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera esp. for posting on social networks.


social networking (n., 1998): the creation and maintenance of personal and business relationships esp. online


spoiler alert (n., 1994): a reviewer’s warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed


steampunk (n., 1987): science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology


tweep (n., 2008): a person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets


unfriend (v., 2003): to remove (someone) from a list of designated friends on a person’s social networking Web site


Yooper (n., 1977): a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — used as a nickname

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