Should these words go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

May 03, 2017

May 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.





 Macquarie dictionary new words - bronde - (of hair) of a colour having both blonde and brown parts or strands

Macquarie Dictionary new words - prospiracy - opposite of conspiracy, that is, for good purposes

Macquarie Dictionary new words - entropy tourism - travel to places which feature decay and disintegration

Macquarie Dictionary new words - tele-abortion - a medical termination of pregnancy obtained over the phone

Macquarie Dictionary new words - Vantablack - the world's blackest black

Macquarie Dictionary new words - cishet - cisgender and heterosexual

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Paul - May 27, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

To 'canutise', a verb describing the hopelessness of trying to resist the unstoppable, such as the evolution of the English language. Paul Bennett

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