Every language evolves as time passes by. New words are being created and coined. Here are some of the words you may never have thought accepted in dictionaries.
- Invented by JK (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling (b. 1965), British author of children’s fantasy fiction (see quot. 1997).In the fiction of JK Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills, or who is regarded as inferior in some way.(Oxford)
- Someone without magical powers (from Harry Potter books by J K Rowling); more generally any ordinary person, esp. someone without particular technical knowledge. (wordweb)
- Example: She is a muggle when it comes to computers.
- A method of collectively finding one to blame for a mistake no one is willing to confess to. Often occurs in the form of a meeting of colleagues at work, gathered to decide who is to blame for a screw up. (Oxford)
- Example: The employees spent much time in blamestorming.
- A homosexual person’s ability to identify another person as homosexual by interpreting subtle signals conveyed by their appearance, interests, etc. (Oxford)
- Example: That guy has a very great gaydar!
- The third film, book, event, etc. in a series; a second sequel. (Oxford)
- Example: I love the threequel of the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
- A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet. (Oxford)
- Example: You are definitely a screenager.
- Spending one’s employer’s Internet and email facilities for personal activities during working hours. (Oxford)
- Example: Stop cyberslacking during office hours. Do your work properly!
- The ability to recover from near-defeat in a competition; the ability to recover from a setback. (Oxford)
- Example: Their team’s bouncebackability is really impressive.
- Searching the Internet for instances of one’s own name or links to one’s own website. (Oxford)
- Example: You are so vain. You are ego-surfing again!
- A blog that contains video materials. Vlogger (n) – person who vlogs (Merriam-Webster)
- Example: I want to try making a vlog. It seems fun!
- A vacation spent at home or nearby. Staycationer (n) – person who does staycation (Merriam-Webster)
- Example: As much as possible, I don’t want to be a staycationer.
- An episode especially of a TV show that may or may not have been telecast but can be viewed at a Web site. (Merriam-Webster)
- Example: What webisode are you watching now?
- Someone who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy. (Merriam-Webster)
- A person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike (Oxford)
- Example: I don’t want to be associated with a frenemy.
- An online seminar (Merriam-Webster)
- Example: I will attend a writing webinar later.
Mouse Potato (n)
- (Slang) a person who spends a great deal of time using a computer (Merriam-Webster)
- Example: Which one are you: couch potato or mouse potato? Or both?
- To increase considerably the size, amount or extent of (Merriam-Webster)
- Example: We need to supersize our contributions in preserving the Mother Earth.
- Chill down and relax (Oxford)
- Example: Chillax! Everything will be okay.
These are just some of the words that really caught my attention. Of course, most of them have been used by people for a long time but I didn’t expect them to be included in dictionaries. LOL