Back to articles

Should these seven new words go in the dictionary?

Nov 01, 2018

Image stating: new words November. Should these words go in the Macquarie Dictionary?

Every month, we review some of the new words as submitted by you for consideration in the Macquarie Dictionary. We are looking for interesting, Australia-specific usage, but we love all new, and sometimes old but relatively unknown words. This month, we had a plethora of submissions but we've picked a few of the more interesting ones below.

So, are you a fan of grimdark? Or is noblebright more your genre? Have you ever discovered a paper street? What would the opposite be, do you imagine?

Let us know if you have any other suggestions. We are always happy to hear new words, no matter how big or small a usage they may have.

See other words suggested to the Macquarie Dictionary here.

Image of definition of sleazecore: a style of dress incorporating baggy, colourful clothing, lack of personal hygiene to emulate sleaziness.

Image of definition of grimdark: a genre of fantasy fiction that heavily features antiheroes and bloodshed

Image of definition of proogle: to look up something on Google that proves a point

Image of definition of noblebright: a genre of fantasy fiction that focuses on the heroic path of a noble protagonist

Image of definition of bacne: acne localised on the skin of a person's back

Image of definition of paper street: a road or path that appears on printed maps or online, but cannot be found in reality

Image of definition of AMA: acronym for 'ask me anything', used on social media to start a discussion


Join the discussion!

4 Comments

Please sign in to post a comment. Not a member? Join Macquarie Dictionary today!


Keith - Nov. 1, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Almost all of the words suggested are obviously made up on the "spur of the moment". (Now, there's a good one for you). Most of them were probably thought of during "pot party" conversations as they were never heard of prior to this web page.Some of them are just pure nonsense and don't deserve to be written on toilet paper, let alone, in the welcome pages of your Dictionary.


* Enter your name:

* Enter your comment:


 
Candace Admin - Nov. 21, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Thank you for your feedback, Keith!
Macquarie Dictionary


* Enter your name:

* Enter your comment:


 
Anna - Nov. 20, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

Remember the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Why add nonsensical words at all? Perhaps they belong in a dictionary of their own. Different dictionaries have different spellings. Maybe that's something that could be looked at instead.


* Enter your name:

* Enter your comment:


 
Candace Admin - Nov. 21, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Thank you for your feedback, Anna!
Macquarie Dictionary


* Enter your name:

* Enter your comment: