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Should these words go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

Dec 01, 2016

November 2016

We are always on the lookout for new, emerging and interesting words to add to the Macquarie Dictionary. In a time of global instant communication, these words are popping up faster and in vaster quantities than ever before.

To earn a place in the dictionary however, a word has to prove that the community at large accepts it. That is to say, it has to turn up a number of times in a number of different contexts over a period of time. We find these mainly by reading – books, newspapers, the internet – and listening – radio, TV, people chatting.

But the richest source of these words is you, the reader. We’d like to highlight some of the fun, creative and intriguing submissions we receive.Let us know if you know any others and what you think of these ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 alt-right macquarie dictionary new worda group of people with far right ideals who reject standard conservatism.

handwavy macquarie dictionary new word used for fiction, films, etc. when a technical or scientific explanation is poor.

trump macquarie dictionary new words to physically, mentally or socially create a barrier to block someone or something out.

parasite porn macquarie dictionary new words cropping someones head and pasting it onto an existing porn image of body with their knowledge or permission.

linguicide macquarie dictionary new words when a language loses its last native speaker or there is a significant reduction in the number of native speakers due to a language shift.

filter bubble new words macquarie dictionary an individual's setup online and in social media that allows only a filtered opinion and view of the world through.

See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.


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