People are certainly getting creative with the English language.

And while totes amazeballs may seem like one of the stranger creations, you ain’t seen nothing yet! has compiled a list of some of the new words to be published in the latest quarterly update of the Oxford Dictionary – and let’s just say there are some that are certain to turn heads.

Check out our faves below…

awesomesauce, adj.: (US informal) extremely good; excellent

bants (also bantz), pl. n.: (Brit. informal) playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter

beer o’clock, n: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer


brain fart, n.: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctlybruh, n: (US informal) a male friend (often used as a form of address)

butt dial, v.: (US informal) inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket

butthurt, adj.: (US informal) overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful

cat cafe, n.: a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

fur baby, n.: a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal

hangry, adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger


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

manic pixie dream girl, n.: (especially in film) a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealingly quirky, whose main purpose within the narrative is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist

manspreading, n.: 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

pocket dial, v.: inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone

rage-quit, v.: (informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game

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


social justice warrior, n.: (informal, derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views

weak sauce, n.: (US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality

wine o’clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine

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