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The Oxford English Dictionary Adds Chillax, Fake News and Nomophobia Along With Stars Wars Terms To Their Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary just added some new words to their dictionary, basically making them real.

Here are some highlights:

  • chillax (verb).  To calm down and relax.
  • nomophobia (noun). Anxiety about not having access to a mobile phone.
  • promposal (noun).  An invitation to be someone’s date to a school prom, especially one which is elaborately staged, filmed, and made available on social media.
  • fake news (noun).  News that conveys or incorporates false, fabricated, or deliberately misleading information . . . or is accused of doing so.

The dictionary also added five “Star Wars” terms:  lightsaber, Jedi, Padawan, Force, and Jedi mind trick.

For more on the words that were recently added click here.


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