A short list of five new words to watch

Sep 11, 2019
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It's a dog-heavy list, but we know a lot of people like it that way. When we look through our words to watch, often submitted by you for consideration in the Macquarie Dictionary, we enjoy hearing new coinages as well as words that may have been around for a while but are getting more and more popular. If you're interested in learning about how words get into the dictionary, you can read about the process here.

This month, aside from the dog content (also discussed at length in this dedicated episode of our podcast, Word for Word) we also look at a new term for the complicated world of modern dating in microcheating, as well as a trend that may or may not have been a publicity stunt, in the avocado latte.

Let us know if you have any other suggestions. We are always happy to hear new words, no matter how big or small a usage they may have. Be sure to vote for some of these when we post them on our Instagram stories.

See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.

New words - dog fishing	on a dating app, using a photo that has a dog in it ...but the dog does not belong to you

New words - ebike - an electric bicycle

new words - puppucccino	a drink made for dogs at cafes [puppy + cappacino)

new words - microcheating - taking part in small but questionable acts with other  people when in a committed relationship with someone else.

New words square - avocado latte - a latte served in the hollowed-out half-shell of an avocado


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Shared - Sept. 17, 2019, 9:35 a.m.

I'd say yes to including them all. Surprised ebike isn't already in there as they've been around for years.


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Jenny - Oct. 18, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

I agree.


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Meredith - Sept. 17, 2019, 2:23 p.m.

Why would anyone want to drink coffee out of an Avocado shell? A gimmick if ever I've heard of one. I think the others are OK, though. Dogs rule!!!


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Andrew - Sept. 20, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

So what's the word for 'on a dating app, using a photograph of a cat that doesn't belong to you'

And yes, I loaned a photograph of my own dog to someone to use on a dating app so I quite understand the concept of dogfishing.


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