Oxford English Dictionary gains splendiferous moobs

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Turn to the Oxford English Dictionary which has included the words among more than 1,000 revisions and updates for its latest update.

Splendiferous, meaning full of or abounding in splendor, joins yogalates, a fitness routine combining pilates exercises with the techniques of yoga, and moobs, unusually prominent breasts on a man, as new entries to the 150-year-old dictionary’s collection of 600,000 words,reports Reuters.

Other words and phrases in the latest edition include the “Westminster Bubble” of supposedly insular British politicians and civil servants, “gender-fluid”, meaning a person with a fluid or unfixed gender identity, and “YOLO” – an acronym for “you only live once”.

The Oxford English Dictionary is updated every three months, and September’s revamp marks the centenary of the birth of children’s book author Roald Dahl. It is littered with vocabulary described by another newly added word: “Dahlesque”.

Besides “splendiferous”, Dahl-inspired vocabulary in the new edition includes an updated entry for the word “gremlins”, the meddlesome imps that sabotaged airplanes in Dahl’s first children’s book in 1943, and “human bean” – a humorous alteration or mispronunciation of human being.

“Other horrors created by Dahl including snozzcumbers, the cannibalistic Bloodbottler, and the ferocious Vermicious Knid remain confined to the Dahl universe … for now,” Jonathan Dent, the dictionary’s senior assistant editor, wrote on its website.

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Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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