Tag Archive: New Word

Feb 08

New Word: Seussian

Seussian is defined as follows: “Relating to or characteristic of the Dr. Seuss series of children’s books, especially in being whimsical or fantastical.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: Seussian= SAO*US/YAN OPTION #2: Seussian= SAO*US/YA*N

May 16

New Word: Whovian

A Whovian is a fan of the BBC science-fiction television show, “Doctor Who.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: Whovian= WHOF/YAN OPTION #2: Whovian= WHOF/YA*N

Jan 12

New Word: Poutine

Poutine is the name of a Canadian dish that was reportedly created in Quebec. It is said that this dish got its name from the Quebecois slang word “poutine,” which means “mess.” Poutine is created with three main ingredients: French fries, topped with cheese curd and gravy. The word “poutine” was officially added to Websters …

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Oct 13

New Word: Airbnb

The word, “Airbnb,” is creeping into American vernacular. Airbnb is a website that was established in 2008 for the purpose of helping people find or provide lodging. Airbnb is an abbreviation for the website’s previous, longer name of “Air Bed and Breakfast.”

Sep 30

New Word: Returnship

A returnship is defined by Wiktionary as follows: “An internship-like program for experienced workers seeking to reenter the workforce after an extended period, particularly in a new line of work.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: returnship= RURN/SH*IP OPTION #1: returnship= RURN/SH-P

Jul 14

New Words: FLOTUS, SCOTUS, E-Cigarette, Texta and More

The following words are among the words that have been added to the Oxford Dictionary in June 2015: FLOTUS, SCOTUS, autotune, crowdfund, e-cigarette, vape, twitterati, Yooper, webisode, and texta. The definitions and briefs for the aforementioned words are below. FLOTUS= First Lady of the United States SCOTUS= Supreme Court of the United States autotune= “A …

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Feb 23

New Word: Ussie

An ussie is defined by Wiktionary as follows: “A photographic group portrait, especially one taken manually (not using a timer, tripod etc.) with a small camera or mobile phone by a member of the group.” This is like a “selfie” with a group of people. Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: ussie= US/YI OPTION #1: ussies= US/YIS …

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Jan 26

New Word: Fracking

Fracking is defined as: “The process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.” Machine Brief: OPTION #1: fracking= FRAK/-G

Jan 04

New Word: Freegan

In 2014, the word “freegan” was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The term was reportedly first coined in 2006. A freegan is defined as: “An activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources.” Machine Brief: freegan= FRAOE/GA*N

Jan 04

New Word: Catfish

In 2014, the word “catfish” was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary with a meaning different than the original meaning of: “Any of an order (Siluriformes) of chiefly freshwater stout-bodied scaleless bony fishes having long tactile barbels.” The newly added meaning of the word “catfish” is as follows: “A person who sets up a false personal …

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