Macquarie Dictionary


Should these seven new words go in the dictionary?

Every month, we review some of the new words as submitted by you for consideration in the Macquarie Dictionary. We are looking for interesting, Australia-specific usage, but we love all new, and sometimes old but relatively unknown words. This month, we had a plethora of submissions but we’ve picked a few of the more interesting ones below.

So, have you been influenced by the KonMari method? Do you know anyone who has a trailing spouse? Have you ever experienced hangxiety or engaged in sneating

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.

See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.

Image of definition of hanxiety: a feeling of anxiousness and guilt the morning after excessive indulgence in alcohol.

Image of definition of KonMari method: the tidying up method invented and popularised by Japanese businesswoman and author Marie Kondo.

Image of definition of blackfishing: pretending to be black or mixed-race on social media, often for financial gain.

Image of definition of trailing spouse: an individual who follows their spouse to another city due to a work assignment relocation.

Image of definition of Generation V: a generation of Australian teenagers defying their anti-vaxxer parents by getting vaccinated once they can legally consent to do so themselves.

Image of definition of sneating: the practice of accepting a date with the intention of securing a free meal [blend of sneaky and eating].

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