It’s September, which means the Oxford English Dictionary has added a new slate of words, including YOLO and moobs.
Since the OED is only updated four times a year, in March, June, September, and December, it’s inevitable that it is going to be a little late to the party on some words. (Some may argue Drake popularized the term YOLO with his 2011 song “The Motto.”) Other notable additions include biatch (which will make Mean Girls fans very happy), cheese eater, clickbait, fuhgeddaboudit, ‘Merica, non-apology, shoppertainment, squee, uh-oh, upspeak, vom, witching hour, and Yoda.
In celebration of Tuesday’s centennial of Roald Dahl’s birth, the OED has also added new words connected to his the author and his fiction. Words include Oompa Loompa, splendiferous, human bean, and scrumdiddlyumptious. Dahl finally achieved his own adjective, Dahlesque.
Browse the full list of new OED-approved words here.