Macquarie Dictionary


Seven new words for March

New month, new words. Check out the seven new words we have curated for you below. 

It’s quite an eclectic mix. Educrat is a name for a bureaucrat in the education sector. Lollipop lips is the name given to a make-up trend that imitates the look of having just eaten a lollipop by blurring the edges of your lipstick. 

How many of you are monotasking right now? That means focusing on doing one task at a time instead of multitasking. Fancy a cold treat? Why not try nice cream, an ice cream alternative made from blended bananas. 

nibling is a name for a niece or nephew. We’ve seen this crop up a little, but way back in 2014, we had niefling submitted, so the word seems to be changing. Seened means that someone else has seen a message on social media but not replied while stricting is an aesthetically pleasing way of shelving your books, tight to the edges of the bookcase, which might give you problems pulling them out to read!

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.


educrat - a bureaucrat or administrator in the education sector

lollipop lips - a style of lipstick application that looks like you’ve been eating a lollipop

monotasking - focusing on just one thing rather than multitasking

nibling - a niece or nephew

nice cream - a dairy-free form of ice cream made using blended banana

seened - to have had someone else see a message on an app

stricting - organising books on a shelf so they are in order and flush with the shelf edge

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