Five new words being considered for the Macquarie Dictionary

Mar 02, 2021

Welcome to March. Summer is slipping away. Soon it will just be a memory of sunburn on your skin after a long day at the beach. If you dread short days and chilly weather, console yourself with these six new words. 

Ah, the sizzle of bacon on the frying pan. If you love bacon you might describe yourself as a baconeer: a bacon aficionado. Maybe you take your plate of bacon to your grandmillenial style living room. That is, a style of home decorating by millennials that is inspired by their grandparents decorating style. 

As far as jobs go, bloodbiker sound like an interesting career choice. Not quite as cyberpunk as it sounds, but still as impressive, a bloodbiker is a motorcycle rider who transports blood between hospitals. 

Let me e-troduce you to my friend. To e-troduce is to introduce two people who haven't met over email.

Our final new word is kangaroo word. We thought this was cute and clever. A kangaroo word is a word that contains all the letters of one of its synonyms (known as a 'joey word') For example, masculine contains all the letters for 'male.'

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.


baconeer - a bacon afficionado

blood biker - a motorcycle rider who transports blood between hospitals

e-troduce - to introduce two people who have not met over email

kangaroo word - a word that contains all the letters of one of it's synonyms

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Clementine - March 31, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

I vote colourism, but want to note that it's used prominently in within BIPOC communities and non-white-majority countries and it relates to discrimination based on skin colour. As in, the tone or pigment level of one's skin. Alice Walker coined it decades ago but it's broadly used now.

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