The Oxford English Dictionary has just added over 30 words to its online dictionaries including ‘selfie’ and ‘twerk.’
The online dictionary’s official blog released a list of words that are making their debut in the online edition of the OED. Over 30 words were announced and most of them come from technology, pop culture and the media including ‘buzzworthy’ and ‘hackerspace.’
‘Selfie’ is among the new words in the dictionary which is defined as a self-taken picture of oneself. The digital currency ‘bitcoin’ and the denim shorts known as ‘jorts’ are among the words being recognized by the online dictionary.
The list also includes the exclamation ‘derp,’ the ‘fauxhawk’ hairdo, the guacamole abbreviation ‘guac,’ and the sexually provocative dance known as ‘twerking.’ You can check out the rest of the words in the Oxford Dictionaries Online blog.