The Oxford English Dictionary added over 900 new words, phrases and senses in its March 2014 edition. Here are some of the best entries.

Yep! It's a dictionary cake!

Yep! It’s a dictionary cake! Photo Credit: Pete Prodoehl (Flickr)

Beatboxer (n.): someone who creates music with their mouth; a performer who uses vocal effects to imitate the sounds and rhythms of hip-hop music. “That beatboxer’s got mad skills!!!”

Bestie (n.): a person’s best friend. “My bestie bought me chocolate cupcakes!”

Photo Credit: tawest64

Photo Credit: tawest64

Bookaholic (n.): a habitual and prolific reader; a compulsive buyer of books.

Photo Credit: books-and-mylife (Tumblr)

Photo Credit: books-and-mylife (Tumblr)

Coney Island (n.): a residential neighbourhood, peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Brooklyn, New York.

The area is immortalised in the song "Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby." Photo Credit: @NYCphotos-flickr

The area is immortalised in the song “Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby.” Photo Credit: @NYCphotos-flickr

Hero-worshipping (adj.): speaks for itself really.

Hero-worship, Panem style. Photo Credit: readthespirit.com

Hero-worship, Panem style. Photo Credit: readthespirit.com

Honker(s) (adj.): big nose; big boobs; type of beer; characters in Sesame Street.

Honker's Ale is brewed in Chicago, Illinois. Photo Credit: bernt rostad

Honker’s Ale is brewed in Chicago, Illinois. Photo Credit: bernt rostad (flickr)

Old Etonian (adj.): person that attended Eton College. See: David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.

Yes, Loki went to Eton. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Loki went to Eton. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Scissor-kick (v.): to perform a kick which involves a scissor-like motion of the legs, as in swimming or soccer.

Wackadoodle (adj.): crazy; mental; eccentric. “Putin is a right wackadoodle.” 

 

A classic wackadoodle, Ivan the Terrible is thought to have fed the government to a pack of dogs. Photo Credit: Jimmy G (flickr)

A classic wackadoodle, Ivan the Terrible is thought to have fed the government to a pack of dogs. Photo Credit: Jimmy G (flickr)

To see a full list of added words, go to the OED website.

 

What words would you like to see in the next updated edition? Comment below!