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New Dictionary Words in 2023

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New Dictionary Words in 2023

New Dictionary Words in 2023

Alright, folks, strap your selves in because today we e taking a trip down the rabbit hole of language. This rabbit hole goes much deeper than you might think. So, close out your yearly reading goals with these quippy and clever words thatfit right into ourtech-driven, info-laden, emoji-filled, internet-centric, lives. As 2023 winds down, lets embrace the evolving language trends and cultural shifts that have emerged throughout the year, preparing us for the ever-changing landscape of 2024.

This year, we got the newest word drop: "doomscrolling," which sounds like an Olympic event for competitive anxiety. We got "petfluencer," which is basically a person who gains a large fan following on their socials by posting entertaining images and skit videos of their pets. And lets not forget age quitting- thats when the rage is out of the cage and people start quitting something in a fit ofanger. So heres your exclusive, all-access pass to the latest lexical additions in the Oxford English Dictionary:

Agrivoltaics: The simultaneous use of an area of land for farming and for electrical generation using photovoltaic solar panels. Example sentence: Sun filters through panels, nourishing both shade-loving crops and clean energy below, thanks to agrivoltaics.

Crash Diet: A diet intended to result in very rapid weight loss through severe restrictions on calories intake over a relatively short period of time. Example sentence: Crash diet dreams woke her to pizza cravings.

Deepfake: Any of various media, esp. a video that has been digitally manipulated to replace one persons likeness convincingly with that of another. Example sentence: Deepfake viral video sparks political pandemonium.

Deep-filled: Of pies, sandwiches, etc.: having greater depth and containing more filling than is usual. Example sentence: Juicy patty, melty cheese, piled high, deep-filled burger bliss.

De-influencing: The practice of discouraging people from buying particular products or of encouraging people to reduce their consumption of material goods - especially via the social media.

Easybeat: A sportsperson or team regarded as being easy to defeat. Example sentence: Despite early hype, the seemingly easybeat match ended in a shocking upset.

Lamestream: Designating mainstream media, characterized as out of touch or (now usually) as publishing false, one-sided, or deliberately misleading information. Example sentence: Lamestream news drowned, truth swam upstream alone.

Over-dressy: Dressed too ostentatiously or elaborately; excessively showy, unsuitably formal or fussy.

Parasocial: Designating a relationship characterized by the one-sided, unreciprocated sense of intimacy felt by a viewer, fan, or follower for a well-known media celebrity, in which the follower or fan comes to feel (falsely) that they know the celebrity as a friend.

Porch Pirate: A person who steals parcels that have been delivered and left unattended outside the intended recipients home.

Example sentence: Grinning, porch pirate snatched box before door chime could cry.

Sparkie: An electrician; a person who works with electrical equipment.

Swiftie: An enthusiastic fan of the singer Taylor Swift.

Also, heres the other list with the select set of new words added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Adorkable: Socially awkward or quirky in a way that is endearing. Example sentence: If hes cute but also socially awkward, then feel free to describe him as adorkable.

Cheffy: Characteristic of or befitting a professional chef (as in showiness, complexity, or exoticness). Example sentence: These more cheffy dishes are offset by simpler ones the Jetsons frequently make at home.

GOATED: Considered to be the greatest of all time. Example sentence: Sometimes the most unexpected casting choices for comic book movies are the most GOATED.

Rage Quit: To suddenly stop participating or engaging in (something) in a fit of anger and frustration. Example sentence: I rarely rage quit games. Im pretty calm.

Quiet Quit: To do the minimum amount of work required for a job.
Rewild: To return to a more natural or wild state: to make or become natural or wild again. Example sentence: The foundation will attempt to rewild and rehome 2,000 white rhinos and push for more stringent local protection for the animals.
Doomscroll: To spend excessive time online scrolling through news or other content that makes one feel sad, anxious, angry, etc.
And, by the way, free bonus! The additional list of new words from the trusty Dictionary.com
Climate Fiction (cli-fi): A genre of fiction, encompassing both speculative and realist works, in which climate change and other environmental concerns are major themes. Also called cli-fi, Example sentence: The latest Tom Hanks starrer Finch is a gritty cli-fi thriller.

Nearlywed: A person who lives with another in a life partnership, sometimes engaged with no planned wedding date, sometimes with no intention of ever marrying.Example sentence: Weve been nearlyweds for eight wonderful years, with our third child on the way.

Hellscape: A place or time that is hopeless, unbearable, or irredeemable. Example sentence: College application season is a hellscape.

Rage Farming: The tactic of intentionally provoking political opponents, typically by posting inflammatory content on social media, in order to elicit angry responses and thus high engagement or widespread exposure for the original poster.
Petfluencer: A person who gains a large following on social media by posting entertaining images or videos of their cat, dog, or other pet. Example sentence: Trendy petfluencer hyped vegan snacks to adoring fans.

Self-coup: A coup détat performed by the current, legitimate government or a duly elected head of state to retain or extend control over government, through an additional term, an extension of term, an expansion of executive power.
Superdodger: Anyone who, for unverified reasons, remains uninfected or asymptomatic even after repeated exposure to a contagious virus. Example sentence: Genetic studies of HIV super dodgers have provided researchers with invaluable information.

Trauma Dumping: Unsolicited, one-sided over sharing of traumatic or intensely negative experiences or emotions in an inappropriate setting or with people who are unprepared for the interaction. Example sentence: Post-breakup, Sarah trauma-dumped on her friends for hours.

Hope, this years word list will play out as one of the standout memories of 2023. Should you need more details, visit Oxfords official website: oed.com& Merriam Websters: merriam-webster.com. There, you can find additional information on these new words, including usage tips, expert linguistic breakdowns, fun facts, more example sentences, and grammar and spelling guidance. As a final gesture of goodwill, I wish every constant reader an amazing forthcoming new year.







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