New Words in OED


Some new words in the Oxford English Dictionary

  • muffin top (the roll of flesh hanging above a tight waistband)
  • OMG (acronym for Oh My God)
  • ego surfing (doing internet searches on yourself.

Also, for the very first time a symbol has been added – the heart. As used in the graphic to the right.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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