New words to warm you this winter

Jun 01, 2020
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Welcome to our new words blog, where we share new and topical words, some of which were submitted by you via the suggest a word feature on our website.

Once again, there are a couple of words related to the Coronavirus pandemic. We covered COVID-19 terminology in a blog post back in March. As the country tentatively opens up and you begin to emerge from iso - isolation due to government lockdown - you may find yourself showing off some new iso skills - skills gained, developed or used due to isolation from COVID-19.

Elsewhere, we’ve been brewing up dalgona coffee, a style of iced coffee made with a whipped froth of equal parts coffee, sugar and water over milk. Coffee and reading make a great pair. Why not enjoy your dalgona with some sick lit: a genre of books about sick, often terminally ill teenagers.

Spoopy is something scary depicted or perceived in a cute way, while a thumb stopper is a news story or other online content that makes you stop scrolling and pay attention (and give those thumb muscles a well-deserved break).

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 dalgona coffee  -a style of iced coffee with a whipped froth of equal parts coffee, sugar and water over milk

New words iso - isolation due to COVID-19

New words - iso skills - skills gained, developed or used during isolation due to COVID-19

New words sick lit - a genre of books about sick, often terminally ill teenagers

New words spoopy - something scary depicted or perceived in a cute way

New words thumb stopper - a news story or social media item on a smart device, that captures the attention and causes the reader to stop scrolling


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