Yas! Ox­ford Dic­tionar­ies adds en­tries

300 words, slang terms and vul­gar­i­ties join of­fi­cial lex­i­con

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Ox­ford Dic­tionar­ies pub­lished its lat­est up­date, adding more than 300 words to its of­fi­cial col­lec­tion such as “yas,” “squad goals,” “drunk text” and “sausage fest.”

That last term means “an event or group in which the ma­jor­ity of par­tic­i­pants are male,” Ox­ford ex­plained. Also known as a “sausage party,” it in­spired last year’s crude com­edy of the same name.

Other newly added words in­clude “cat lady,” “drunk text” and “fit­spi­ra­tion,” some­thing that in­spires one to­ward bet­ter health.

Ox­ford up­dates its col­lec­tion ev­ery three months, often re­flect­ing new terms and pop­u­lar slang. Slang and vul­gar terms are marked as such, and Ox­ford de­fended their ad­di­tions: “Slang terms are just as real as any other word, and are in­cluded in the dic- tionary in just the same way.”

Past slang ad­di­tions to the on­line ref­er­ence guide in­clude “manspread­ing,” “butt-dial” and “cat cafe,” but they’re not all silly: Ox­ford’s 2016 word of the year, “post-truth,” re­flected an omi­nous shift in Western pol­i­tics.

Here’s a list of no­table ad­di­tions from Ox­ford’s lat­est up­date:

Bi­atch (noun) Used as an af­fec­tion­ate or dis­parag­ing form of ad­dress.

Brewer’s droop (noun) In­abil­ity in a man to achieve or main­tain an erec­tion as a con­se­quence of drink­ing an ex­cess of al­co­hol.

Cat lady (noun) An older woman who lives alone with a large num­ber of cats, to which she is thought to be ob­ses­sively de­voted.

Cli­mate refugee (noun) A per­son who has been forced to leave their home as a re­sult of the ef­fects of cli­mate change on their en­vi­ron­ment.

Crap­tac­u­lar (ad­jec­tive) Re­mark­ably poor or dis­ap­point­ing.

Drunk text (noun) A text mes­sage sent while drunk, typ­i­cally one that is em­bar­rass­ing or fool­ish.

Fit­spi­ra­tion (noun) A per­son or thing that serves as mo­ti­va­tion for some­one to sus­tain or im­prove health and fit­ness.

Hat­er­ade (noun) Ex­ces­sive neg­a­tiv­ity, crit­i­cism, or re­sent­ment. In vino ver­i­tas (ex­cla­ma­tion) Un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol, a per­son tells the truth.

Sausage fest (noun) An event or group in which the ma­jor­ity of par­tic­i­pants are male.

Yas (ex­cla­ma­tion) Ex­press­ing great plea­sure or ex­cite­ment.

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