1. manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat
2. awesomesauce (adjective): Extremely good; excellent
3. bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter
4. fat-shame (verb): cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size
5. Brexit (noun): a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union
6. bruh (noun): a male friend (often used as a form of address)
7. cakeage (noun): a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves
8. fatberg (noun): a very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets
9. Grexit (noun): a term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone (the economic region formed by those countries in the European Union that use the euro as their national currency)
10. hangry (adjective): bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger
New words, senses, and phrases are added to OxfordDictionaries.com once editors have gathered enough independent evidence from a range of sources to be confident that they have widespread currency in English, but do not gain an entry into the Oxford English Dictionary unless continued historical use can be shown.
Fiona McPherson, senior editor of Oxford Dictionaries, said the addition of multiple slang words did not represent a dumbing down of English, but showed "creative" use of language.
She said: "There's always been new slang words. I just think we are more aware of them because of the ways in which we consume and live our lives now.
"We are bombarded with more and more avenues where those sort of words are used and we just think that there are more of them. I do not necessarily think that is the case.
"From my point of view, as a lexicographer, it's not really about dumbing down; it's more creative ways that people are using language."
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