26th September 2022
Up to 500 words and phrases are added to the dictatory every month after lexicographers decide which words warrant inclusion and write up a definition.
2022 has seen GOAT (greatest of all time), awesomesauce (something extremely good), and sharent (a parent who frequently shares photos of their child) all added.
From funny to bizarre, the dictionary is constantly being updated with new vocabulary. With that being said, the team at Crossword Quiz Solutions has revealed new weird and wonderful new additions that have been added to the Cambridge Dictionary in the latest update.
How many of these words do you know?
Definition: The act of fighting with someone by exchanging text messages rather than speaking on the phone or in person. A combination of fight and texting.
Usage: You look so angry, who are you fexting?
Definition: The art and practice of designing a house or the inside of a house around the needs of one’s pets.
Usage: This house is perfect for our dogs, the barkitecture is great.
Definition: Someone who tries very hard to avoid wasting food or other resources and spends as little money as possible.
Usage: She plans all her meals, so she never wastes food, she’s an extreme frugaller.
Definition: The situation when companies use inflation as an excuse to increase their prices more than necessary in order to make as much money as they can.
Usage: This isn’t inflation, it’s greedflation, they just want our money.
Definition: The act of going back to work after you have retired.
Usage: She’s having to unretire and go back to work to earn some more money.
6. Baby Bust
Definition: A large decrease in the number of babies born among a particular group of people during a particular time.
Usage: There is a huge baby bust at the moment, resulting in fewer births.
Definition: Words used on social media posts as a way of avoiding using other words that algorithms will identify as unsuitable or inappropriate. For example, saying “unalive” instead of “dead”.
Usage: Many young people are using algospeak so their comments don’t get removed on social media.
Definition: A holiday that includes some educational activities, such as classes, cultural tours, etc. A combination of education and vacation.
Usage: Let's head to Spain on an Eduvacation and learn about Spanish food and architecture.
Definition: A hotel that is designed to make guests feel as though they are living in a comfortable home.
Usage: I feel so relaxed here, this is definitely more of a hometel.
10. Ghost Colleague
Definition: An employee of a company who works alone, often at home, and is not in frequent contact with other people who work for the same company.
Usage: We’ve never actually met him in person, he’s more of a ghost colleague.