Here are my favorite new words added in August to OxfordDictionaries.com:
- amazeballs (adjective) – Extremely good or impressive; amazing: the atmosphere was nothing special but the food was amazeballs
- YOLO (abbreviation) – You only live once (expressing the view that one should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future, and often used as a rationale for impulsive or reckless behaviour): I just ordered £40 worth of Chinese food. But YOLO, right?
- binge-watch (verb) – Watch multiple episodes of (a television programme) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming: you can binge-watch the entire season with this set
- fratty (adjective) – Characteristic of a student fraternity or its members (often with reference to rowdy behaviour): fratty bars
- hench (adjective) – (Of a man) strong, fit, and having well-developed muscles: there’s nothing funnier than seeing a really hench guy walking a tiny dog
- humblebrag (noun) – An ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud: social media status updates are basically selfies, humblebrags, and rants
- hot mic (noun) – A microphone that is turned on, in particular one that amplifies or broadcasts a spoken remark that was intended to be private: she didn’t realize that her snarky comments were being said into a hot mic
- cray (adjective) – Crazy: she’s cray cray
- side-eye (noun) – A sidelong glance expressing disapproval or contempt: after we complained of being ignored she kept giving me the side-eye
- baller (noun) – A successful person, typically one who has a lavish or self-indulgent lifestyle: who doesn’t feel like a baller sipping whiskey out of a personalized glass?
- bro hug (noun) – Another term for man hug: they had a little bro hug in front of the cameras
- hyperconnected (adjective) – Characterized by the widespread or habitual use of devices that have Internet connectivity: in our hyperconnected world, employees expect to work from anywhere
- throw shade (verb) – Publicly criticize or express contempt for someone: if she was really so above it all, she wouldn’t have to throw shade