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Now it's official: Selfie is in the dictionary

 
Now it's official: Selfie is in the dictionary

Selfie, hashtag, baby bump, tweep, catfish and steampunk... Now officially in the dictionary.

There's no going back now!

See the full list of all the new words: CLICK HERE

 

Here are some of my favs:

Auto-Tune (v., 2003): to adjust or alter (a recording of a voice) with Auto-Tune software or other audio-editing software esp. to correct sung notes that are out of tune


baby bump (n., 2003): the enlarged abdomen of a pregnant woman


catfish (n., new sense): a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes


dubstep (n., 2002): a type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns


fangirl (n., 1934): a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something


freegan (n., 2006): an activist who scavenges for f
ree food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources


hashtag (n., 2008): a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that clarifies or categorizes the accompanying text (such as a tweet)


hot spot (n., new sense): a place where a wireless Internet connection is available


selfie (n., 2002): an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera esp. for posting on social networks.


social networking (n., 1998): the creation and maintenance of personal and business relationships esp. online


spoiler alert (n., 1994): a reviewer’s warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed


steampunk (n., 1987): science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology


tweep (n., 2008): a person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets


unfriend (v., 2003): to remove (someone) from a list of designated friends on a person’s social networking Web site


Yooper (n., 1977): a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — used as a nickname

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