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Recent Additions to OALD

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Words and meanings added in March 2016

angel noun (sense 4)

anyhoo adverb

awkward squad noun

back order noun

back-order verb

backstop noun

back-to-back adjective

bae noun

bailiwick noun

ballplayer noun

beardy adjective

beardy noun

block party noun

blog post noun

business angel noun

call somebody out phrasal verb

cam noun (sense 2)

capital noun (sense 5)

chemical adjective (sense 3)

class warrior noun

companion animal noun

cosplay noun

cosplay verb

cosplayer noun

counterargument noun

counterexample noun

culture warrior noun

dash cam noun

demo noun (senses 3 and 5)

dial something down phrasal verb

dial in phrasal verb

dial somebody in phrasal verb

dial up phrasal verb

dial something up phrasal verb

disciplinary adjective (sense 2)

double-dip verb

double-dip noun

double-dip recession noun

EdTech noun

ELL noun

entitled adjective

entitlement noun (sense 4)

fascism noun (sense 2)

frenemy noun

geek verb

gender gap noun

gender-neutral adjective

gnostic adjective

Gnosticism noun

hackathon noun

hacktivist noun

hangry adjective

hard power noun

heritage noun (sense 2)

heritage language noun

human capital noun

impactful adjective

interdisciplinarity noun

interoperability noun

keyboard warrior noun

kudos noun (sense 2)

listicle noun

man flu noun

manscaping noun

mansplain verb

mansplaining noun

manspreading noun

MNC noun

mudroom noun

MVP noun (sense 2)

net neutrality noun

network effect noun

on point idiom (sense 2)

political capital noun

postdoc noun

power couple noun

programmatically adverb

punch something up phrasal verb

put somebody on phrasal verb (sense 2)

reach out to somebody phrasal verb (sense 2)

rent-seeking noun

rent-seeking adjective

revenant noun

road warrior noun

sketchy adjective (sense 2)

social capital noun

soft key noun

soft power noun

standard issue noun

standard-issue adjective

STEM abbreviation

street adjective (sense 2)

street party noun

switcheroo noun

thanx exclamation

trackback noun

traction noun (sense 4)

warrior noun (sense 2)

WRT abbreviation

zip line noun

zip-lining noun

Words and meanings added in December 2015

ad blocker noun

agile adjective (sense 3)

always-on adjective

autotune noun

autotune verb

BAME abbreviation

big day noun

BME abbreviation

board shorts noun

brain freeze noun

Brexit noun

brittle noun

build noun (senses 2-5)

bush tucker noun

cash-rich adjective

clickbait noun

comfort break noun

comix noun

consumer confidence noun

consumer credit noun

consumer electronics noun

cross-disciplinary adjective

crowdfund verb

data-driven adjective

digital footprint noun

directional adjective (sense 3)

ecotown noun

embeddedness noun

emoji noun

equal marriage noun

experience points noun

eyeball noun

fandom noun

finger in the air idiom

flat white noun

frat boy noun

friend noun (sense 2)

fundraise verb

gender identity noun

geocache noun

Grexit noun

hedge fund noun

hoverboard noun

HVAC abbreviation

in-app adjective

in-app adverb

information security noun

infosec noun

intraoperative adjective

iterative adjective

jetpack noun

landscaping noun

level noun (sense 7)

level up phrasal verb

lifehack noun

life skill noun

mecha noun

meds noun

mentorship noun

millennial adjective

millennial noun

mindfulness noun

mind map noun

MMO noun

mood board noun

nanoscience noun

personal statement noun

picayune adjective

plus size noun

plus-size adjective

prank verb

preoperative adjective

preview noun (sense 4)

proof of concept noun

radicalization noun

riff noun (sense 2)

riff verb

ripped adjective

salad bar noun

selfie stick noun

service member noun

smartwatch noun

stand-up adjective (sense 4)

superfast adjective

takeaway noun

team building noun

touch-sensitive adjective

trail verb (sense 6)

trans adjective

trend verb

trending adjective

UAV noun

undead adjective

unlock verb (sense 4)

vertical adjective (sense 3)

vertical noun (sense 2)

vertical integration noun

voice-activated adjective

wearable noun

workup noun

world noun (sense 7)

XP noun

zero-hours adjective