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Guillaume the cat, a regular feature at Edinburgh's cat cafe. Cat cafe has also been added to the dictionary. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Guillaume the cat, a regular feature at Edinburgh's cat cafe. Cat cafe has also been added to the dictionary. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

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Online dictionary has added more than 1,000 new words in its quarterly update. Here is a list of some of the most interesting new entries and their meanings.

• awesomesauce, adj.: (US informal) extremely good; excellent

• bants (also bantz), pl. n.: (Brit. informal) playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter

• beer o’clock, n: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer

• brain fart, n.: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly

• Brexit, n.: a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union

• bruh, n: (US informal) a male friend (often used as a form of address)

• cakeage,n.: (informal) a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves

• cat cafe, n.: a cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

• cupcakery, n.: a bakery that specialises in cupcakes

• deradicalisation, n.: the action or process of causing a person with extreme views to adopt more moderate positions on political or social issues

• fatberg, n.: 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

• fat-shame, v.: cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size

• fur baby, n.: a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal

• Grexit, n.: 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)

• hangry, adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

• manspreading, n.: 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 seats

• mkay, excl.: (informal, chiefly US) non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation)

• Mx, n.: a title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female

• pocket dial, v.: inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone

• rage-quit, v.: (informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game

• rando, n.: (informal) a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour

• Redditor, n.: a registered user of the website Reddit

• social justice warrior, n.: (informal, derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views

• snackable, adj.: (of online content) designed to be read, viewed, or otherwise engaged with briefly and easily

• spear phishing, n.: the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information

• swatting, n.: (US informal) the action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address

• weak sauce, n.: (US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality

• wine o’clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine

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