Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Oxford Dictionary


The Word of the Year goes goblin mode

December 05, 2022 3:43 pm

“Goblin mode” — a slang term referring to “a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations” — has been named Oxford’s 2022 Word of the Year

Words like 'climate catastrophe', 'eco-anxiety' added to Oxford English Dictionary

October 24, 2021 7:31 pm

Words like “climate crisis”, “climate strike” and “climate justice” have been added, too

Oxford English Dictionary adds 26 new Korean words

October 06, 2021 10:49 am

OED wrote, "...they show how Asians in different parts of the continent invent and exchange words within their own local contexts, then introduce these words to the rest of the English-speaking world..."

Artist on mission to change Indonesia's misogynistic dictionary entry for 'woman'

March 12, 2021 9:10 am

The campaign has drawn attention to what critics say is a patriarchal culture in the world’s biggest Muslim majority country. Ika has also gained the support of Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence against Women which this year called for a revision

'Aatmanirbharta' named Oxford Hindi word of 2020

February 02, 2021 12:52 pm

The Oxford Hindi word of the year is a word or expression that is chosen to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary removes 'offensive' phrase 'Essex girl'

December 07, 2020 12:08 pm

However, the phrase will still be included in the Oxford English Dictionary, which said it would not remove the term as it is a “historical dictionary”, in which nothing is ever taken out

How you conversed: The new buzzwords that stood out this decade

January 01, 2020 10:38 am

ROFL has been officially recognised by the Oxford dictionary, but hashtag hasn't made it yet. We check out some of the terms that crossed the popularity threshold to enter dictionaries and those that did not.

'Modilie': No such word exists, Oxford Dictionary tells Rahul Gandhi

May 17, 2019 12:00 am

The clarification came a day after the Congress leader referred to a screenshot of the term and its meaning to take on the Prime Minister over the latter's "lies" on various issues, including the contentious Rafale jet deal.

Speakeasy: The Alphabet of Coding

May 12, 2019 6:00 am

New Scrabble words and the art of frequency analysis.

Oxford English dictionary has a new Indian entrant— 'chuddies'

March 21, 2019 7:29 pm

The phrase was actually used by Bhaskar as an Indianised version of 'kiss my a**e', which became popular and soon became the talking reference in casual conversations.