Should these words go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

Sep 23, 2014

September 2014

We've pulled together some of our more interesting words which YOU have recently contributed through our Suggest a word function. Macquarie is currently researching these words to determine their currency within Australian English and to see if they warrant an entry in our end-of-year update.

The submissions are in the form they were sent in. Some contributors included an example sentence showing how they have heard it used or how they would use it.

We’d like to highlight some of the fun, creative and intriguing submissions we receive from you, the reader. Let us know if you know any others and what you think of these ones.

See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.



 to imbue with a glamour and energy that implies an excess, an irony and a camp humour.  The room, music and atmosphere needed to be Bazzified before the party.

messy texting, where you stop correcting spelling mistakes, typos and predictive text and you send the message as it is.

a cheaply produced magazine.

a romantic exotic and ritzy place or ambience or feeling.                                                                                                A candlelight dinner on lakeside has always been rexri.

 solastalgia is a neologism coined by an Australian; The philosopher named Glenn Albrecht in 2003 with the first article published on this concept in 2005. It describes a form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change, such as mining or climate change. Solastalgia is the distress that is produced by environmental change impacting on people while they are directly connected to their home environment.


Which is your favourite? Have you ever used or heard of these term? Are they too obscure? Should they go in?

Now's your chance to comment!

See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.

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Victoria - Sept. 29, 2014, 12:22 p.m.

I would share some of my mexting mistakes but far too embarrassing!

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