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Seven new words to watch

Our previous six new words blog inspired a lot of discussion in the comments section of the Macquarie website. Below are seven more new words to sink your teeth into. 

This month features a large portion of new health and fashion words. Hormotional is the feeling of a hormone related emotional reaction. Tassie tuxedo is a slang term for a puffer jacket, while shrinkles are the resulting wrinkles left behind after rapid weight-loss. A toblerone tunnel is the difficult to achieve gap between the top of your thighs. I would prefer to have the toblerone. 

We also have BirthStrike, the social movement in which women refuse to procreate in response to climate change. Climate fears also featured prominently in our Word of the Year results. Rounding out the list we have Dual screening, something most of us do every day, we might even catch some influencer fraud while scrolling on our multiple screens. 

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 - BirthStrike - a movement of women refusing to procreate in response to climat

New words square - dual screening - using two screens at the same time 

New words square - hormotional - hormonal emotional outbreak 

New words square - influencer fraud - when a person posts content on social media and labels it

New words square - shrinkles - resultant wrinkles from rapid weight-loss

New words square - Tassie tuxedo - a puffer jacket, especially one black in colour

New words square - toblerone tunnel - a triangular gap between the top of the thighs

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