15 new words?

15 words that Collins are allegedly considering for addition into their online and/or print dictionary:

Legbomb – when a person, usually a celebrity, shows off a lot of leg.

Cray – commonly used by rappers such as Jay-Z and Kanye West to mean crazy.

Yolo – a word used by R&B artist Drake to mean “you only live once.”

Tebowing – to drop to a knee as if you’re praying in the nature of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

Omnishambles – something which is completely and continuously in shambles.

Creeping – pursuing women in a nightclub.

Mantyhose – tights for men.

Tweeps – Twitter users.

Twitlit – poems, sayings, and aphorisms that debuted on Twitter and adhere to its 140-character limit.

Carmageddon – a state of extreme traffic congestion.

Trendfear – the anxiety that you are not up to date on certain trends.

Gazanging – when a property seller pulls the plug at the last minute, leaving the buyer hanging.

Photobombing – appearing at the back of someone else’s photograph without their realising it, so they are surprised when they see the photo.

Lollage – use of the phrase “lol” meaning “laugh out loud.”

Amazeballs – amazing.

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2 Responses to 15 new words?

  1. love2readalot August 29, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    So a crayfish is a crazy fish? And a Cray Computer is a nutso computer? What then is a crayon?

    • jackiebarrie August 29, 2012 at 9:15 am #

      I don’t know; you’d better ask a rapper!

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