Fun Facts: New Dictionary Words 2015
Several times a year, new dictionary words are added to the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary remains one of the most important collections of English words, phrases and meanings.
We’ve selected a few of the best new words that have been added to the dictionary in 2015. Why not try using some of these in conversation?
Definition: A very catchy song or piece of music that gets stuck in your head.
Example: “Have you heard the new song by Sam Smith? It’s a real earworm.”
Did you know DJ Earworm creates a mashup (a mix) of all the year's most popular and catchy songs? Here's his 2014 creation; how many earworms do you recognize?
Definition: An informal way to say goodbye to someone, originally derived from ‘see you later’.
Example: “Have a good evening, Francis.” “Laters.”
Definition: A quick look or an informal inspection at something.
Example: “I’m going to have a look-see online to see if there are any good shows on tonight.”
Definition: Someone who bears a strong resemblance – someone who looks like – another person, usually a celebrity.
Example: “I hired a Bruce Springsteen lookalike for Tom’s birthday party, I hope he likes it.”
Definition: Capable of being polluted.
Example: “Both the air and the sea are very pollutable.”
Do you already know and use any of these words in conversation? Let us know if you do by leaving a comment below. You can also read some of the best words that were added in 2014.