The Oxford English Dictionary added over 900 new words, phrases and senses in its March 2014 edition. Here are some of the best entries.
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!”
Bookaholic (n.): a habitual and prolific reader; a compulsive buyer of books.
Coney Island (n.): a residential neighbourhood, peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Brooklyn, New York.
Hero-worshipping (adj.): speaks for itself really.
Honker(s) (adj.): big nose; big boobs; type of beer; characters in Sesame Street.
Old Etonian (adj.): person that attended Eton College. See: David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.
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.”
To see a full list of added words, go to the OED website.
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