Oxford Dictionaries Adds ‘Yolo,’ ‘Hot Mess,’ ‘Cray’ And More

Another year, another round of the latest slang becoming actual words.

Oxford Dictionaries has revealed their list of words that will be welcomed into their database, and most of the 43 terms pretty much describe the millennial generation to a tee.

Here are the latest selections:

  • acquihire
  • adorbs
  • air punch
  • amazeballs
  • anti-vax
  • binge-watch
  • bro hug
  • clickbait
  • cray
  • Deep Web
  • doncha
  • douchebaggery
  • e-cig
  • fandom
  • fast follower
  • 5:2 diet
  • FML
  • hate-watch
  • hot mess
  • hot mic
  • humblebrag
  • hyperconnected
  • listicle
  • live-tweet
  • mansplain
  • mud run
  • neckbeard
  • Paleo diet
  • second screen
  • sentiment analysis
  • side boob
  • side-eye
  • smartwatch
  • SMH
  • spit take
  • subtweet
  • tech-savvy
  • time-poor
  • throw shade
  • vape
  • WDYT
  • YOLO



However, don’t expect these words to pop up in the Oxford English Dictionary. The terms are being inducted into the Oxford Dictionaries, which is an online section of Oxford that focuses on the latest popular and trendy English terms.

What do you think – are these a good representation of the slang used in 2014? Did they miss anything? Sound off below!


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