‘Woot,’ ‘Jeggings’ Among the Words Added to the Dictionary

Jeggings (a jeans/leggings hybrid) are in the dictionary.

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary has added 400 new words to the 240,000 previously listed in its pages. Among the words you can now use officially: “woot,” “retweet,” “cyberbullying,” “sexting,” and “jeggings.”

The new words were added after they were entered into a database to test for their frequency of use. The AP Stylebook added “retweet,” among other words, earlier this year. Are there any other words, phrases, grunts, or groans that you’d like to give the official stamp of approval?

[via The Guardian]

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