19 new additions in The Oxford English Dictionary that you need to know now!

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It’s a popular saying that the English language has never come across a word that it hasn’t tried to embrace as its own. Probably this is why The Oxford English Dictionary is constantly upgrading and adding new words, making it one of most dynamic and vibrant representations of language and culture.

The good people at the Oxford University Press are always at their best when it comes to keeping up with pop culture and legitimising more and more of the words that we use in common parlance. Besides hybrid words even Indian terms and expressions have entered the glossary. Take a look at these new additions in the lexicon.

1) Fo-shizzle- (US informal) For sure; definitely

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2) Meh- Expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm

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3) Badmash- A dishonest or unprincipled man

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4) Angrez- An English person

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5) Cray- Crazy

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6) Mamil- A middle-aged man who is a very keen road cyclist, typically one who rides an expensive bike and wears the type of clothing associated with professional cyclists

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7) Shiny bum- A bureaucrat or office worker

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8) Ant’s pants- An outstandingly good person or thing

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9) Sticker licker- An official who issues parking fines

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10) Pukka- Genuine, cooked, ripped

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11) Bae- A person’s boyfriend or girlfriend

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12) Janky- Of extremely poor or unreliable quality

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13) Lolcat- (On the internet) A photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous caption written typically in a misspelled and grammatically incorrect version of English

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14) Amazeballs- Extremely good or impressive

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15) Chudidar- Tight trousers made with excess material at the bottom of the legs, which falls in folds around the ankles, traditionally worn by people from South Asia

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16) Yaar- Is defined as a noun to address a ‘familiar form of address: friend, mate’

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17) Twerk- Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance

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18) Arré – Used to express annoyance, surprise, or interest, or to attract someone’s attention

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19) Twitterati- Keen or frequent users of the social media website Twitter

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