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Oxford English Dictionary adds 'crap shoot,' 'bathroom break' and more

Oxford English Dictionary Adds Words 'Selfie,' 'Bathroom Break,' And Others

By Christian Nillsson

Every three months the Oxford English Dictionary announces words that will be added into its reference collection.

On Thursday, the OED added nearly 900 new words including "bathroom break," "beat boxer," "scissor kick" and a lot more that we can't exactly write here (scroll down and take a look in the 'C' section in the 'new words' area).

My favorite addition is "dead white male." A noun describing "a dead caucasian male writer, philosopher, etc., whose pre-eminence is challenged as disproportionate to his cultural significance, and attributed to a historical bias towards his gender and ethnic group."

Other words on the list include "bookaholic," "e-ticket," "do-over," and dozens of words that relate to honey.

The last update saw words like "twerk" and "selfie." Those useless words will be joined by the newly added "bestie."

Check out the full lists here:

New words

  • beatboxer, n.
  • bestie, n.
  • Blu-Tack, n.
  • Blu-Tack, v.
  • bookaholic, n.
  • book-building, n.
  • bookend, v.
  • bookwoman, n.
  • chugger, n.2
  • chugging, n.2
  • Coney dog, n.2
  • Coney Island, n.
  • coney, n.3
  • crap shoot, n.
  • cunnilingue, n.
  • cunted, adj.
  • cunting, adj.
  • cuntish, adj.
  • cunty, adj.
  • de Moivre, n.
  • death spiral, n.
  • Dem, n.1 and adj.
  • demo, n.3
  • demo, n.4
  • demo, v.
  • demobilized, adj. and n.
  • demodulated, adj.
  • demodulating, adj.
  • Demogorgonian, adj.
  • demonizing, n.
  • demonstre, v.
  • demosponge, n.
  • Demosthenical, adj.
  • demotivated, adj.
  • dichloromethane, n.
  • dichoreus, n.
  • dichotic, adj.
  • didact, n.
  • diotic, adj.
  • D-lock, n.
  • do-over, n.
  • down-ballot, adj.
  • E ticket, n.1
  • emics, n.
  • empath, n.
  • Empedoclean, adj.
  • empodium, n.
  • empowered, adj.
  • empowering, n.
  • empyemic, adj.
  • epistlar, adj.
  • epistropheus, n.
  • epistylium, n.
  • ere-done, adj.
  • ese, n.
  • etherizing, n.
  • Ethical Society, n.
  • Ethiopical, adj.
  • ethnobiology, n.
  • ethnobotanic, adj.
  • ethnohistoric, adj.
  • ethnomathematics, n.
  • ethnomedical, adj.
  • ethnomycology, n.
  • ethnonationalism, n.
  • ethnonationalist, adj. and n.
  • ethnopharmacologic, adj.
  • ethnopharmacological, adj.
  • ethnopoetics, n.
  • ethnopolitical, adj.
  • ethno-religious, adj.
  • ethnos, n.
  • ethnozoology, n.
  • ethoxide, n.
  • ethoxylate, n.
  • ethoxylated, adj.
  • ethoxylation, n.
  • etics, n.
  • Etnean, adj.
  • exfoliator, n.
  • hegemonial, adj.
  • hegemonicon, n.
  • hegemonism, n.
  • hegemonistic, adj.
  • hegemonize, v.
  • Herod, n.
  • herogram, n.
  • heroine-worship, v.
  • heronite, n.
  • hero-worshipping, adj.
  • hero-worshipping, n.
  • Hon'ble, adj.
  • hondle, v.
  • honest-like, adj. and adv.
  • honey bush, n.
  • honey trap, n.
  • Hong Kongese, n. and adj.
  • Hongkonger, n.
  • honing, n.2
  • honk, n.2
  • honk, v.2
  • Honkers, n.
  • honking, adj.2
  • honky-tonker, n.
  • honour code | honor code, n.
  • honouree | honoree, n.
  • Hons., n.
  • imperial purple, n. and adj.
  • imperialine, n.
  • impervium, n.
  • Miaphysite, adj. and n.
  • mitsuba, n.
  • monotic, adj.
  • Naqada, adj. and n.
  • Old Etonian, n. and adj.
  • over-under, n. and adj.
  • quadrupla, n. and adj.
  • Right Hon., adj. and n.
  • Rt. Hon., adj.
  • science fantasy, n.
  • sciency, adj.
  • scientific socialism, n.
  • scientific socialist, n. and adj.
  • scientifical method, n.
  • scientificality, n.
  • scientificness, n.
  • Scientological, adj.
  • scientometrics, n.
  • scillin, n.
  • scintilla juris, n.
  • scintiscan, v.
  • Sciotic, adj.
  • scissored, adj.
  • scissoring, adj.
  • scissor-kick, v.
  • sciurid, n. and adj.
  • semaphore signal, n.
  • shvitz, n.
  • shvitz, v.
  • sword and sorcery, n.
  • synesis, n.
  • syntactico-, comb._form
  • syntagmatics, n.
  • toilet-paper, v.
  • TP, n.
  • TP, v.
  • tropacocaine, n.
  • Tropicalia, n.
  • tropicalismo, n.
  • tropically, adv.2
  • tropilla, n.
  • vato, n.
  • wackadoo, adj. and n.
  • wackadoodle, n. and adj.

New subentries

  • aperture stop
  • assisted living
  • bathroom break
  • bee orchid
  • birth control pill
  • birth pill
  • boiled sweet
  • book bag
  • book clasp
  • book cloth
  • book collection
  • book contract
  • book corner
  • book critic
  • book designer
  • book editor
  • book fest
  • book festival
  • book group
  • book launch
  • Book of Hours
  • book of rules
  • book pocket
  • book publisher
  • book publishing
  • book reader
  • book report
  • book smarts
  • book squaring
  • book thief
  • book value
  • book voucher
  • book-build
  • booked out
  • booked up
  • booking agency
  • booking agent
  • booking fee
  • booking form
  • booking hall
  • book-loving
  • book-smart
  • book-to-bill ratio
  • brake light
  • butterfly cake
  • Cape honeysuckle
  • centre chief
  • centre chief point
  • cinder toffee
  • Columbian mammoth
  • Columbian mammoth white
  • constructive empiricism
  • constructive empiricist
  • cunt lapper
  • cunt-bitten
  • cunt-sucker
  • dead white European male
  • dead white European man
  • dead white male
  • dead white man
  • death angle
  • death assemblage
  • death benefit
  • death cell
  • death certificate
  • death cloth
  • death drive
  • death glare
  • death grip
  • death instinct
  • death notice
  • death penny
  • death stare
  • death sweat
  • death tax
  • death toll
  • death-bringer
  • death-feigning
  • death-fetch
  • death-giver
  • declarative memory
  • deep discount
  • democracy deficit
  • Democracy Wall
  • Democracy Wall Movement
  • democratic deficit
  • demographic transition
  • demon possession
  • demonic possession
  • demonstration disc
  • demonstration model
  • demonstrative adjective
  • demonstrative adverb
  • demonstrative determiner
  • demoware
  • dichoptically
  • dichroic fog
  • DIYer
  • DWF
  • DWM
  • DWM
  • emperor angelfish
  • emperor bream
  • emperor butterfly
  • emperor dragonfly
  • emperor of Japan
  • emperor tamarin
  • emperor-god
  • emphaticness
  • emphysemic
  • empire biscuit
  • Empire Games
  • Empire Marketing Board
  • Empire of the Rising Sun
  • empire of the sun
  • empirical philosopher
  • emplaced
  • employment counsellor
  • employment equity
  • employment figure
  • employment law
  • employment lawyer
  • employment legislation
  • employment office
  • employment protection
  • employment rate
  • employment rights
  • employment statistics
  • employment tribunal
  • employment visa
  • employment-related
  • empowerer
  • empty chair
  • empty net
  • empty promise
  • empty-eyed
  • empty-headedness
  • empty-netter
  • entrance pupil
  • episodic memory
  • epistomal
  • ethene oxide
  • ether drift
  • ether extract
  • etherified
  • etherifying
  • ethical dilemma
  • ethnobotanically
  • ethnocentrically
  • ethnomycological
  • ethnomycologist
  • ethyl fluid
  • ethyl nitrate
  • ethylene dibromide
  • ethylene dichloride
  • ethylic alcohol
  • ethylic ether
  • Eton fives
  • etymological dictionary
  • exotic fruit
  • explicit memory
  • file sharer
  • file sharing
  • formal language
  • guest of honour
  • HBCU
  • hero myth
  • hero's welcome
  • Heroes' Day
  • heroic fantasy
  • hondling
  • Honduras rubber
  • Honduras rubber tree
  • honey barge
  • honey bunny
  • honey crop
  • honey eucalypt
  • honey gum
  • honey jar
  • honey mustard
  • honey myrtle
  • honey parrot
  • honey pie
  • honey sac
  • honey sugar
  • honey tree
  • honey-blonde
  • honeycomb quartz
  • honeycomb rock
  • honeycomb-like
  • honey-covered
  • honeyfuggling
  • honey-glazed
  • honey-golden
  • honeymoon cystitis
  • honey-roast
  • honey-roasted
  • honey-scented
  • honey-skinned
  • honey-sweetened
  • honey-voiced
  • Hong Kong Chinese
  • honked off
  • honorary contract
  • honorary white
  • honour bound
  • honour guard
  • honour society
  • honourable ordinary
  • Honoured Society
  • honours system
  • honour-seeking
  • Hons. degree
  • imperial Amazon parrot
  • imperial blue
  • imperial eagle
  • imperial parrot
  • imperial roll
  • Imperial Tokay
  • Imperial Tokay wine
  • Imperial Wizard
  • implicit memory
  • left-click
  • lexical semantics
  • liminally
  • limit bag
  • limit case
  • limit order
  • limitation of liability
  • limited audit
  • limited-access
  • limited-stop
  • not to know what to do with oneself
  • one can do without
  • one cannot be doing with
  • one could do with
  • science experiment
  • science fair
  • science journal
  • science lab
  • science laboratory
  • science museum
  • science park
  • science professor
  • science-fictiony
  • science-led
  • science-oriented
  • science-related
  • scientific calculator
  • scientific creationism
  • scientific creationist
  • scientific journal
  • scientific Latin
  • scientific name
  • scientific racism
  • scientometric
  • scientometrical
  • sci-fier
  • scimitar oryx
  • scimitar-bill
  • scimitar-billed babbler
  • scimitar-horned oryx
  • scintillation cocktail
  • scirrhous cord
  • scissor-tailed flycatcher
  • semantic bleaching
  • semantic borrowing
  • semantic consequence
  • semantic field
  • semantic loan
  • semantic memory
  • semantic net
  • semantic network
  • semantic primitive
  • semantic web
  • speed limiter
  • sponge candy
  • syntactic consequence
  • syntactic-grammatical
  • syntactic-morphologic
  • syntactic-morphological
  • syntactic-phonologic
  • syntactic-phonological
  • syntactic-pragmatic
  • syntax error
  • TBH
  • to book in
  • to book out
  • to book up
  • to do off
  • to do over
  • to do with -
  • to do without -
  • to honk off
  • toilet accessory
  • toilet attendant
  • toilet bag
  • toilet chair
  • toilet cleaner
  • toilet cubicle
  • toilet facility
  • toilet furniture
  • toilet joke
  • toilet mirror
  • toilet mouth
  • toilet-papering
  • TPing
  • transcendental ego
  • transcendental self
  • trophic chain
  • trophic pyramid
  • tropical cyclone
  • tropical depression
  • tropical forest
  • tropical fruit
  • tropical island
  • tropical medicine
  • tropical rain
  • tropical rainforest
  • tropical storm
  • wild columbine
  • wood avens

New senses

  • breach, n.
  • button, n.
  • draw, v.
  • element, n.
  • emic, adj.
  • ferret, n.1
  • filter, n.
  • filter, v.
  • search, v.
  • shot-gun | shotgun, n.
  • sweet, adj. and adv.
  • tick-tock, n.
  • tone, v.

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