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Additions to the Dictionary

August 22, 2010

Every year the English dictionaries are updated with new words that come about from technology, science or just common slang.  The following list is some of the updates for this year.

  • Bromance: a close but non-sexual relationship between two men.  This is a mix of the words brother + romance.
  • Buzzkill: a person or thing that has a depressing or dispiriting effect.  I think this is a  mix of the word buzz + kill.   Buzzed usually refers to a euphoric state of mind, sometimes caused by alcohol or drugs.  To end this euphoric state of mind is to “kill” this state of mind, thus buzzkill.
  • Cheeseball: lacking taste, style or originality.  I have no idea any idea where or how this word came about.  If anybody has an idea about this, please let us know.
  • Chillax: calm down and relax.  This is a mix of the words chill and relax.  Use chill to tell somebody who is highly excited to calm down by telling them to chill.
  • Frenemy: a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. Another word combination of friend + enemy.
  • Interweb: the Internet.  I think this is mix of  internet and world wide web (or just the web).
  • Wardrobe malfunction: an instance of a person accidentally exposing an intimate part of their body as result of an article of clothing slipping out-of-place

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