Macquarie Dictionary


Five new words to start the year right

Happy new year! It’s time to finally say farewell to 2020 (check out our Word of the Year(s) here) and welcome 2021!

Each month, we look at a few new words that have piqued our interest and been submitted by you, our readers, for consideration. From doom boom (2020 may be over, but we’re still dealing with the consequences) to pollotarians and the creative art of scifaiku. Which ones do you think should go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

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 square - scifaiku - science fiction haiku poetry

New words square - platzgeist - the defining spirit of a place

New words square - doom boom - the industry  around a need to live off-grid due to covid-19

New words square - pollotarian - a person whose diet includes chicken but excludes other meat

New words square - mulberry silk - silk produced by silkworms who eat mulberry leaves

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