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YearWordFunctionDefinition
2009JeggingsNounA proprietary name for: tight-fitting stretch leggings for women, styled to resemble a pair of denim jeans.
2008PhotobombNounA photograph that has been spoiled by the presence of an unintended subject in the camera’s field of view as the picture was taken
2007RetweetNounOn 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.
2006CrowdsourceVerbTo solicit assistance with (a problem, task, etc.) by means of crowdsourcing; to obtain or produce (information, content, etc.) by means of crowdsourcing.
2005SextingNoun The action or practice of sending or exchanging sexually explicit or suggestive messages or images electronically, esp. using a mobile phone.
2004PodcastVerbTo make a digital recording of a broadcast available on the internet for downloading. Also intr.
2003Flash mobNounA 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.
2002ParkourNounThe discipline or activity of moving rapidly and freely over or arund the obstacles presented by an environment by running, jumping, climbing, etc.
2001BromanceNounIntimate and affectionate friendship between men; a relationship between two men which is characterised by this.
2000FauxhawkNounA 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.
1999BlingNounOstentatious jewellery.
1998HacktivismNounThe practice of gaining unauthorised access to computer files or networks in order to propagate a social or political message.
1997MuggleNounIn 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.
1996GastropubNounA public house which specialises in serving high-quality food.
1995ScratchitiNounWords or images engraved or etched (illegally) into surfaces in a public space.
1994DadrockNounRock music that appeals to an older generation, or is heavily influence by that or an earlier era, esp. the 1960s.
1993GeeksvilleNounA place or state characterised by geekiness.
1992PoptasticAdjectiveDesignating or relating to a very good recording or performance of pop music. Also more generally: fantastic, excellent.
1991Nu skoolAdjectiveOf or designating any of several styles of popular music which incorporate contemporary elements into an established genre.
1990EmoticonNounA 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.
1989Crowd-surfingNounThe 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.
1988BeatboxVerbTo make rhythmical sounds with the voice and mouth in imitation of the rhythms of hip-hop music.
1987BazillionaireNounA person of enormous wealth.
1986Channel SurfVerbTo change frequently between television channels, esp. using a remote-control device.
1985GobsmackedAdjectiveFlabbergasted, astounded; speechless or incoherent with amazement.
1984ShopaholicNounA compulsive shopper.
1983Air GuitarVerbTo mime the action of playing a guitar, esp. to a recording or performance of rock music.
1982DownloadableAdjectiveOf data, a file, etc.: able to be downloaded
1981Chill pillNounA (notional pill) used to calm or relax a person.
1980FoodieNounA person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.
1979BagsyVerbTo assert a claim or right to (something) by using the expression ‘bagsy’ to demand as one’s due for being the first to claim.
1978GazillionNounA very large (but indefinite) number or quantity (of something); chiefly in pl.
1977Nip and tuckNounMinor cosmetic surgery, esp. for the tightening of loose skin; an instance or the result of this.
1976PunksterNounA fan or performer of punk rock; = punk rocker n.
1975BraniacNounA very intelligent person; an expert.
1974InternetNounOriginally (in form internet): a computer network consisting of or connecting a number of smaller networks.
1973RecyclistNounAn advocate of the recycling of waste product; a recycler.
1972Guilt tripNounAn 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.
1971RebootVerbComputing. To boot (a computer, operating system, etc.) again, esp. after a power failure or malfunction. Also intr.
1970Laugh-out-loudAdjectiveLikely to cause one to laugh out loud; hilarious.
1969MegastarNounAn exceptionally famous, well-publicised, or successful celebrity, esp. in the entertainment business.
1968GaspInterjectionUsed parenthetically to express mock horror, shock, surprise, dismay, etc.
1967MockneyNounAn accent and form of speech affected (esp. by a middle-class speaker) in imitation of cockney or of the speech of Londoners.
1966ComputernikNounA computer expert or enthusiast.
1965Bada-bingInterjectionSuggesting something happening suddenly, emphatically, or easily and predictably.
1964BeatlesqueAdjectiveCharacteristic or reminiscent of The Beatles, their music or their cultural impact.
1963CybercultureNounThe social conditions brought about by widespread automation and computerisation.
1962BlagNounAn attempt to obtain or achieve something by persuasive talk or plausible deception.
1961ChocoholicNounA habitual and prolific eater of chocolate; esp. a person who is very fond of chocolate.
1960BouffyAdjectiveOf clothing: puffed out, bulging.
1959Beat poetryNounLiterary work produced by beat poets.
1958PhotocallNounOriginally: a summoning of theatrical or other performers to be photographed, esp. during a rehearsal or before or after a performance
1957OenophilicAdjectiveRelating to or designating an oenophile or oenophiles; wine-loving.
1956NitpickVerbTo criticise (a thing) in an overzealous or pedantic fashion; to find fault with.
1955Artificial intelligenceNounThe capacity of computers or other machines to exhibit or simulate intelligent behaviour; the field of study concerned with this. Abbr. AI.
1954NowheresvilleNounA largely unknown or uninteresting place, esp. a small rural town.
1953FrenemyNounA person with whom one is friendly, despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry; a person who combines the characteristics of a friend and an enemy.
1952NosheryNounA restaurant; a snack bar.
1951Blast-offNounThe initial thrust required to launch a rocket or the like into space; the launching of the rocket itself.
1950Big bangNounIn cosmological theory: the rapid expansion of the universe from the extremely dense and hot initial state which marked its origin.
1949NewspeakNounOriginally: 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.
1948TVNounAbbrev. of television
1947Queue-jumpingNounThe action or practice of pushing into a queue in order to be served or dealt with before one’s turn.
1946OrbitVerbTo travel round (esp. a celestial object) in an orbit. Also in extended use.Â
1945Mobile PhoneNounA portable telephone. In later use: spec. = cellphone n.
1944GobbledygookNounOfficial, professional, or pretentious verbiage or jargon.
1943BeanieNounA small close-fitting hat worn off the face.Â
1942Ear-bendingNounA lengthy, boring, or ill-tempered diatribe (usually to one person); the action of delivering such a talk.
1941Bad-mouthVerbTo abuse or deprecate verbally; to criticise, slander, or gossip maliciously about (a person or thing); to disparage, ‘run down’.
1940AcronymNounA 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).
1939Face-liftVerbTo subject to a face-lifting operation or process (see face n.). Chiefly in extended use: to redesign, refurbish (something). Cf. facelift n.
1938Bunny hopNounU.S. An informal dance in which participants typically form a line and perform jumping and kicking movements.Â
1937FreeloadingNounThe action of freeload v.; sponging, scrounging.
1936Do-goodingAdjectiveThat does good; that tries to do good, esp. in a misguided way; = do-good adj.
1935Al denteAdjectiveWith reference to pasta, vegetables, etc.: (cooked) so as to be tender but still firm when eaten.
1934BaddieNounA bad or wicked person; a villain, esp. as a character in a play, film, etc. Cf. goody n.3
1933MathleteNounA person who takes part in a mathematics competition, esp. one organized for schoolchildren. Also in extended use.
1932EekInterjectionExpressing (freq. mock) astonishment, alarm, horror, or surprise.
1931PhotomontageNounMontage (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
1930CloneVerbTo propagate (an organism or cell) as a clone.Â
1929CiaoInterjectionAn informal Italian greeting or farewell (also affected as a fashionable expression by English speakers): hello, good-bye.
1928Party-crasherNounA person who attends a party or other gathering without an invitation; an uninvited guest. Also in extended use.Â
1927Air-conditionedAdjectiveOf a building, vehicle, etc.: that is equipped with an air-conditioning system; provided with air conditioning.
1926Can-doAdjectiveCharacterised by a willingness, confidence, and determination to take action, show initiative, and achieve objectives; positive, eager, enterprising. Freq. in can-do attitude.
1925FreebieNounSomething that is provided or given free or without charge, freq. as a means of publicising or promoting something.
1924Radio starNounA popular performer on radio broadcasts; a radio celebrity.Â
1923Hitch-hikeVerbTo travel by means of lifts in vehicles. Also fig.Â
1922GramophileNounAn enthusiast of the gramophone and gramophone records.Â
1921HowzatInterjection‘What about that?’, ‘how about that?’; spec. (Cricket) = how’s that? at how adv. 2b.
1920HousesharingNounA living arrangement in which a number of people share a single (freq. rented) house.Â
1919AirmailVerbTo send (a letter, parcel, etc.) by airmail.
1918Low-budgetAdjectiveHaving or requiring only a small budget; cheap (lit. and fig.).Â
1917ChucklesomeAdjectiveHumorous, amusing; full of laughter.
1916HeadlineseNounThe condensed, elliptical, or sensationalist style of language characteristic of (esp. newspaper) headlines.
1915Back-to-natureAdjectiveChiefly attrib. Designating a movement or enthusiast for reversion to a simpler way of life.Â
1914Ice-skateVerbTo skate on ice; to glide or travel across the ice on skates; to participate in ice-skating. Cf. skate v. 1a.Â
1913CelebNounColloq. (chiefly U.S.) abbrev. of celebrity n. 4
1912Yes-manNounA man who agrees from self-interest or fear with everything put to him by a superior; an obsequious subordinate.Â
1911OutdoorsyAdjectiveAssociated with or characteristic of the outdoors; fond of an outdoor life.Â
1910Melt-in-the-mouthAdjectiveDesignating or characteristic of a cake, pastry, etc., that is deliciously soft and light.
1909NutarianNounA vegetarian whose diet is based on or confined to nut products.Â
1908AirlinerNounA passenger aircraft, esp. one belonging to an airline.
1907Laugh-o-meterNounAny 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.
1906BootlegVerbTo traffic illicitly in (liquor). Also in extended use.Â
1905Hands-onAdjectiveDesignating an attitude, policy, etc., characterised by involvement or intervention. Cf. hands off adj. 1.
1904RubberneckingAdjectiveEngaged in gawping or sightseeing.Â
1903DoozyAdjectiveRemarkable, excellent; also, amazing, incredible.
1902NuancedAdjectivePossessing or exhibiting delicate gradations in tone, expression, meaning, etc.
1901BallyhooNounOriginally (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.
1900NattererNounA person who fusses or natters; a chatterer.

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