Oxford Dictionaries Adds New Words: Manspreading, Hangry And (Our Personal Favourite) Wine O'Clock

Oxford Dictionaries has added a selection of new words to its repertoire including manspreading, cat cafe and bants.

In its quarterly update, Oxford University Press added 22 new words to the site, which are already widely used in society.

Here are the words that made the cut... As well as explanations (and GIFs) of what they actually mean.

An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive.

Extremely good; excellent.

Playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter.

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.

A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly.

A person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal.

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.

An appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine.

Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

A bakery that specialises in cupcakes.

A cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises.

Angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game.

Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone.

Beth Maher

Your Favorite #ToddlerWords