May 21, 2015 |

New Words in the Oxford Dictionary

As technology becomes more and more a part of people’s everyday lives (think Facebook, Twitter, email, texting Google searching and Netflix watching); there has been a rapid change in language trends, prompting Britain’s Oxford Dictionary to add some of these new words to their 2014 edition.

Clickbait

An eye-catching or provocative link on a website intended to encourage people to read on and usually paid for by the advertiser.

FOMO

Fear of missing out.

Flossing

showing off online.

Doxing

researching and then broadcasting personally identifiable information about an individual online.

Humble-brag

modest or self-deprecating statement intended to let others know how fantastic your life is while undercutting it with a bit of self-effacing humor.

Side eye

a sidelong glance expressing disapproval or contempt. Common saying on Twitter expressed as *side eye*

 

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