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, are you a fan of grimdark? Or is noblebright more your genre? Have you ever discovered a paper street? What would the opposite be, do you imagine?

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 sleazecore: a style of dress incorporating baggy, colourful clothing, lack of personal hygiene to emulate sleaziness.

Image of definition of grimdark: a genre of fantasy fiction that heavily features antiheroes and bloodshed

Image of definition of proogle: to look up something on Google that proves a point

Image of definition of noblebright: a genre of fantasy fiction that focuses on the heroic path of a noble protagonist

Image of definition of bacne: acne localised on the skin of a person's back

Image of definition of paper street: a road or path that appears on printed maps or online, but cannot be found in reality

Image of definition of AMA: acronym for 'ask me anything', used on social media to start a discussion

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