10 Brand New English Words

10 Brand New English Words

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10 új szó az angol nyelvben. Ismered őket? 

New words and expressions continually appear in the English language, especially since social mobility, globalization and the Internet became part of our daily lives.

Here is a selection of new words and expressions that have entered the English dictionary since January 2016 according to the Cambridge Dictionary.

1. Dude food – food that is said to be favoured by men (hence dude), often including meat

2. Wasband – a former husband (was + husband)

3. Grey gapper  – a person of retirement age who takes a year out of their normal life to go travelling

The word “gapper” comes from “gap year” which refers to young people who take a year out after school and before university to go travelling around the world. A “gapper” refers to the person. The reference to “grey” is linked to the fact that we older people end up having grey hair!

4. Switch and swipe generation – the younger generation who, it is claimed, experience more change in their lives than their parents, especially in their sexual partners, homes and jobs

Switch’ means change and “swipe” is what we do on our smartphones or tablets when we move from one screen to another.

5. Slashkini  – a one-piece swimsuit with lots of cut-outs, giving the appearance of having been slashed

6. Farecasting  – predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app

We use the word “fare” for plane, train and taxis instead of prices.

7. Instafamous  – becoming famous through posting selfies to social networking service Instagram

8. to uberize  – (of a business) to change or be changed into an app-based, on-demand service

9. Manel (noun) – an exclusively male panel (of speakers, interviewers)

10. Mansplain – A man who explains something to a woman about something which she already knows!

For more new words take a look at the Cambridge Online Dictionary Blog. It’s such fun scrolling through the new words. Why not pick your favourites?

source: englishwithatwist.com

Which two words were combined in the new words? Do you remember?

1. slashkini

 

2. wasband

 

3. farecasting

 

4. Instafamous

 

5. manel

 

6. mansplain

 

Key:

1. slashkini

slash + bikini

2. wasband

was + husband

3. farecasting

fare + forecasting

4. Instafamous

Instagram + famous

5. manel

man + panel

6. mansplain

man + explain

Vocabulary

selection

válogatás

dude

pasi

former

korábbi

retirement age

nyugdíjas kor

to switch

váltani

to slash

felhasítani

fare

viteldíj

on-demand

igény szerinti

exclusively

kizárólagosan

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