Jedi and sumfin added to OED

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

New slang words such as what­evs, sumfin, Jedi and cryp­tocur­rency have been added to the Ox­ford English Dic­tionary.

They are among 203 new words ap­pear­ing in the prin­ci­pal dic­tionary of the English language for the first time.

Other words that are part of the Oc­to­ber 2019 up­date in­clude Star Wars terms such as The Force and lightsaber.

The let­ter “O” has also been added and is de­fined as be­ing “used to sym­bol­ise a hug es­pe­cially at the end of a let­ter or greet­ings card”.

Some other slang phrases added in­clude chewy, chillax, kapow, sim­ples and promposal, where a per­son in­vites some­one to be their date to a school prom, usu­ally in an elab­o­rate man­ner, which is the cus­tom in some US high schools.

It comes af­ter a host of Scot­tish words ap­peared in the May 2019 edi­tion, which added roaster, tube, bam and bosie.

The Ox­ford English Dic­tionary is up­dated four times a year.

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