Macquarie Dictionary


Should these words go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

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.

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

See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.






 Macquarie Dictionary new words - honey badger - women of the men's rights movement who also oppose their perceived concept of feminism.

Macquarie Dictionary new words - extra - being ridiculously, unashamedly over the top.

Macquarie Dictionary new words - Polaris attack - when a shark launches itself or its prey vertically out of the water.

Macquarie Dictionary new words - manterruption -when a man interrupts a woman because they think they have a better point of view or want to discredit the woman.

Macquarie Dictionary new words - villain edit - when someone on a reality TV show is edited to look more villainous than they allege they were acting.

Macquarie Dictionary new words - bystander effect - the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress.

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