Oxford adds YOLO, Side-Boob as new words to Online Dictionary
A release by the Britain’s Oxford University Press said that it has added new words to its online Oxford Dictionaries to reflect new language trends.
According to OxfordDictionaries.com August update, some of the words includes Catfish, Side-Boob, Side-Eye, Neckbeard, Hyber-connected, Air Punch, Bare, Baller, Fratty, Hench, Bedroom Tax and Pharmacovigilance.
Others are abbreviation such as WDYT, meaning What Do You Think? and YOLO, meaning You Only Live Once.
The Oxford Dictionaries editor, Katherine Martin, in its August online updates, said: “These are words that are common enough that you are likely to encounter them, and may have to look up their meanings.”
She added that such new entries are informal words or abbreviations that reflect people’s changing media consumption habits and the Internet’s ever-increasing prominence.
Martin however said that the inclusion in the online dictionary does not mean the words will become permanent additions to the English language.