Should these words go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

Apr 04, 2017

April 2017

We are always on the lookout for new, emerging and interesting words to add to the Macquarie Dictionary. In a time of global instant communication, these words are popping up faster and in vaster quantities than ever before.

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.





 killfie Macquarie Dictionary a selfie that results in the accidental death of the subject.

Macquarie Dictionary - grinder - (biohacker) people who augment their bodies with technology.

fud - Macquarie Dictionary - (female urinary device) a mechanism that can be used by women to urinate standing up.

otherkin - Macquarie Dictionary - someone who is trans-species, identifying as either a real or mythological animal rather than a human.

breadcrumbing - Macquarie Dictionary - stringing someone along with the odd message instead of breaking up with them or ghosting.

gastronaut - Macquarie Dictionary - a person who appreciates and explores new food/restaurants.

macca's - Macquarie Dictionary - Australian slang for McDonald's.

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Maree - April 12, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Wow, what an interesting bunch of words. I have to say the first four intrigue me. I have never heard of these, perhaps I had better get out more. Last three are definitely reasonable words that I can relate to.

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nuriya - Sept. 19, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Yeah! Some words and phrases are difficult to understand, if you don't know their meaning!

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