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Year Word Function Definition
2009 Jeggings Noun A proprietary name for: tight-fitting stretch leggings for women, styled to resemble a pair of denim jeans.
2008 Photobomb Noun A photograph that has been spoiled by the presence of an unintended subject in the camera’s field of view as the picture was taken
2007 Retweet Noun On the social networking service Twitter: an act or instance of posting a message, image, link, etc., originally posted by another user; (also) a message, etc., posted in this way.
2006 Crowdsource Verb To solicit assistance with (a problem, task, etc.) by means of crowdsourcing; to obtain or produce (information, content, etc.) by means of crowdsourcing.
2005 Sexting Noun  The action or practice of sending or exchanging sexually explicit or suggestive messages or images electronically, esp. using a mobile phone.
2004 Podcast Verb To make a digital recording of a broadcast available on the internet for downloading. Also intr.
2003 Flash mob Noun A large group of people organised y means of the Internet, or mobile phone, or other wireless devices, who assemble in public to perform a prearranged action together and then disperse.
2002 Parkour Noun The discipline or activity of moving rapidly and freely over or arund the obstacles presented by an environment by running, jumping, climbing, etc.
2001 Bromance Noun Intimate and affectionate friendship between men; a relationship between two men which is characterised by this.
2000 Fauxhawk Noun A hairstyle resembling a Mohawk, in which the hair is styled upwards in a strip running from the front to the back of the head but the sides of the head remain unshaven.
1999 Bling Noun Ostentatious jewellery.
1998 Hacktivism Noun The practice of gaining unauthorised access to computer files or networks in order to propagate a social or political message.
1997 Muggle Noun In the fiction of J.K. Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills.
1996 Gastropub Noun A public house which specialises in serving high-quality food.
1995 Scratchiti Noun Words or images engraved or etched (illegally) into surfaces in a public space.
1994 Dadrock Noun Rock music that appeals to an older generation, or is heavily influence by that or an earlier era, esp. the 1960s.
1993 Geeksville Noun A place or state characterised by geekiness.
1992 Poptastic Adjective Designating or relating to a very good recording or performance of pop music. Also more generally: fantastic, excellent.
1991 Nu skool Adjective Of or designating any of several styles of popular music which incorporate contemporary elements into an established genre.
1990 Emoticon Noun A representation of a facial expression formed by a short sequence of keyboard characters and used in electronic mail, etc, to convey the sender’s feelings or intended tone.
1989 Crowd-surfing Noun The action of lying flat while being passed over the heads of members of the audience at a rock concert, typically after jumping into the audience from the stage.
1988 Beatbox Verb To make rhythmical sounds with the voice and mouth in imitation of the rhythms of hip-hop music.
1987 Bazillionaire Noun A person of enormous wealth.
1986 Channel Surf Verb To change frequently between television channels, esp. using a remote-control device.
1985 Gobsmacked Adjective Flabbergasted, astounded; speechless or incoherent with amazement.
1984 Shopaholic Noun A compulsive shopper.
1983 Air Guitar Verb To mime the action of playing a guitar, esp. to a recording or performance of rock music.
1982 Downloadable Adjective Of data, a file, etc.: able to be downloaded
1981 Chill pill Noun A (notional pill) used to calm or relax a person.
1980 Foodie Noun A person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.
1979 Bagsy Verb To assert a claim or right to (something) by using the expression ‘bagsy’ to demand as one’s due for being the first to claim.
1978 Gazillion Noun A very large (but indefinite) number or quantity (of something); chiefly in pl.
1977 Nip and tuck Noun Minor cosmetic surgery, esp. for the tightening of loose skin; an instance or the result of this.
1976 Punkster Noun A fan or performer of punk rock; = punk rocker n.
1975 Braniac Noun A very intelligent person; an expert.
1974 Internet Noun Originally (in form internet): a computer network consisting of or connecting a number of smaller networks.
1973 Recyclist Noun An advocate of the recycling of waste product; a recycler.
1972 Guilt trip Noun An episode of severe, often excessive or unjustified self-reproach, esp. one deliberately provoked by another person; a state of mind in which a person is preoccupied by overriding feelings of guilt.
1971 Reboot Verb Computing. To boot (a computer, operating system, etc.) again, esp. after a power failure or malfunction. Also intr.
1970 Laugh-out-loud Adjective Likely to cause one to laugh out loud; hilarious.
1969 Megastar Noun An exceptionally famous, well-publicised, or successful celebrity, esp. in the entertainment business.
1968 Gasp Interjection Used parenthetically to express mock horror, shock, surprise, dismay, etc.
1967 Mockney Noun An accent and form of speech affected (esp. by a middle-class speaker) in imitation of cockney or of the speech of Londoners.
1966 Computernik Noun A computer expert or enthusiast.
1965 Bada-bing Interjection Suggesting something happening suddenly, emphatically, or easily and predictably.
1964 Beatlesque Adjective Characteristic or reminiscent of The Beatles, their music or their cultural impact.
1963 Cyberculture Noun The social conditions brought about by widespread automation and computerisation.
1962 Blag Noun An attempt to obtain or achieve something by persuasive talk or plausible deception.
1961 Chocoholic Noun A habitual and prolific eater of chocolate; esp. a person who is very fond of chocolate.
1960 Bouffy Adjective Of clothing: puffed out, bulging.
1959 Beat poetry Noun Literary work produced by beat poets.
1958 Photocall Noun Originally: a summoning of theatrical or other performers to be photographed, esp. during a rehearsal or before or after a performance
1957 Oenophilic Adjective Relating to or designating an oenophile or oenophiles; wine-loving.
1956 Nitpick Verb To criticise (a thing) in an overzealous or pedantic fashion; to find fault with.
1955 Artificial intelligence Noun The capacity of computers or other machines to exhibit or simulate intelligent behaviour; the field of study concerned with this. Abbr. AI.
1954 Nowheresville Noun A largely unknown or uninteresting place, esp. a small rural town.
1953 Frenemy Noun A person with whom one is friendly, despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry; a person who combines the characteristics of a friend and an enemy.
1952 Noshery Noun A restaurant; a snack bar.
1951 Blast-off Noun The initial thrust required to launch a rocket or the like into space; the launching of the rocket itself.
1950 Big bang Noun In cosmological theory: the rapid expansion of the universe from the extremely dense and hot initial state which marked its origin.
1949 Newspeak Noun Originally: the artificial language used for official propaganda in the dystopia of Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Subsequently: any corrupt form of English; esp. ambiguous or euphemistic language as used in official pronouncements or political propaganda.
1948 TV Noun Abbrev. of television
1947 Queue-jumping Noun The action or practice of pushing into a queue in order to be served or dealt with before one’s turn.
1946 Orbit Verb To travel round (esp. a celestial object) in an orbit. Also in extended use.Â
1945 Mobile Phone Noun A portable telephone. In later use: spec. = cellphone n.
1944 Gobbledygook Noun Official, professional, or pretentious verbiage or jargon.
1943 Beanie Noun A small close-fitting hat worn off the face.Â
1942 Ear-bending Noun A lengthy, boring, or ill-tempered diatribe (usually to one person); the action of delivering such a talk.
1941 Bad-mouth Verb To abuse or deprecate verbally; to criticise, slander, or gossip maliciously about (a person or thing); to disparage, ‘run down’.
1940 Acronym Noun A group of initial letters used as an abbreviation for a name or expression, each letter or part being pronounced separately; an initialism (such as ATM, TLS).
1939 Face-lift Verb To subject to a face-lifting operation or process (see face n.). Chiefly in extended use: to redesign, refurbish (something). Cf. facelift n.
1938 Bunny hop Noun U.S. An informal dance in which participants typically form a line and perform jumping and kicking movements.Â
1937 Freeloading Noun The action of freeload v.; sponging, scrounging.
1936 Do-gooding Adjective That does good; that tries to do good, esp. in a misguided way; = do-good adj.
1935 Al dente Adjective With reference to pasta, vegetables, etc.: (cooked) so as to be tender but still firm when eaten.
1934 Baddie Noun A bad or wicked person; a villain, esp. as a character in a play, film, etc. Cf. goody n.3
1933 Mathlete Noun A person who takes part in a mathematics competition, esp. one organized for schoolchildren. Also in extended use.
1932 Eek Interjection Expressing (freq. mock) astonishment, alarm, horror, or surprise.
1931 Photomontage Noun Montage (montage n. 1b) that makes use of photographic images and techniques; (also) a picture made by this method; a montage constructed from photographic images.Â
1930 Clone Verb To propagate (an organism or cell) as a clone.Â
1929 Ciao Interjection An informal Italian greeting or farewell (also affected as a fashionable expression by English speakers): hello, good-bye.
1928 Party-crasher Noun A person who attends a party or other gathering without an invitation; an uninvited guest. Also in extended use.Â
1927 Air-conditioned Adjective Of a building, vehicle, etc.: that is equipped with an air-conditioning system; provided with air conditioning.
1926 Can-do Adjective Characterised by a willingness, confidence, and determination to take action, show initiative, and achieve objectives; positive, eager, enterprising. Freq. in can-do attitude.
1925 Freebie Noun Something that is provided or given free or without charge, freq. as a means of publicising or promoting something.
1924 Radio star Noun A popular performer on radio broadcasts; a radio celebrity.Â
1923 Hitch-hike Verb To travel by means of lifts in vehicles. Also fig.Â
1922 Gramophile Noun An enthusiast of the gramophone and gramophone records.Â
1921 Howzat Interjection ‘What about that?’, ‘how about that?’; spec. (Cricket) = how’s that? at how adv. 2b.
1920 Housesharing Noun A living arrangement in which a number of people share a single (freq. rented) house.Â
1919 Airmail Verb To send (a letter, parcel, etc.) by airmail.
1918 Low-budget Adjective Having or requiring only a small budget; cheap (lit. and fig.).Â
1917 Chucklesome Adjective Humorous, amusing; full of laughter.
1916 Headlinese Noun The condensed, elliptical, or sensationalist style of language characteristic of (esp. newspaper) headlines.
1915 Back-to-nature Adjective Chiefly attrib. Designating a movement or enthusiast for reversion to a simpler way of life.Â
1914 Ice-skate Verb To skate on ice; to glide or travel across the ice on skates; to participate in ice-skating. Cf. skate v. 1a.Â
1913 Celeb Noun Colloq. (chiefly U.S.) abbrev. of celebrity n. 4
1912 Yes-man Noun A man who agrees from self-interest or fear with everything put to him by a superior; an obsequious subordinate.Â
1911 Outdoorsy Adjective Associated with or characteristic of the outdoors; fond of an outdoor life.Â
1910 Melt-in-the-mouth Adjective Designating or characteristic of a cake, pastry, etc., that is deliciously soft and light.
1909 Nutarian Noun A vegetarian whose diet is based on or confined to nut products.Â
1908 Airliner Noun A passenger aircraft, esp. one belonging to an airline.
1907 Laugh-o-meter Noun Any of various devices used to measure or indicate the volume (or another quality) of laughter, and hence to gauge the humour of a performance, joke, etc. Also fig. Cf. clapometer n.
1906 Bootleg Verb To traffic illicitly in (liquor). Also in extended use.Â
1905 Hands-on Adjective Designating an attitude, policy, etc., characterised by involvement or intervention. Cf. hands off adj. 1.
1904 Rubbernecking Adjective Engaged in gawping or sightseeing.Â
1903 Doozy Adjective Remarkable, excellent; also, amazing, incredible.
1902 Nuanced Adjective Possessing or exhibiting delicate gradations in tone, expression, meaning, etc.
1901 Ballyhoo Noun Originally (at a carnival, etc.): a showman’s touting speech, or a performance advertising a show. Hence (as mass noun): bombastic nonsense; extravagant or brash publicity; noisy fuss.
1900 Natterer Noun A person who fusses or natters; a chatterer.
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