LONDON - Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word.
The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats. It's now been added to OxfordDictionaries.com.
The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, issued its quarterly update Thursday of new words that have gained widespread currency in the English language.
Here's a sampling from the list:
- beer o'clock, n: the appropriate time of day to start drinking beer
- wine o'clock, n: same as above, only with wine
- Brexit, n: a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the 28-nation European Union
- Grexit, n: a term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the 19-nation eurozone, the countries in the European Union that use the shared euro currency
- butt dial, v: calling someone accidentally with your mobile phone in a rear pocket
- cat cafe, n: a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises
- fatberg, n: very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets
- hangry, adj: bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger:
- cakeage, n: an added charge made by a restaurant for serving cake that they have not supplied themselves
- cheffy, adj: relating to or characteristic of a chef (especially with reference to elaborate recipes, complicated techniques, etc.)
- awesomesauce, adj: extremely good; excellent
- mic drop, n: 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; Used to emphasize that a discussion is at an end
- rage-quit, v: angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game
- pwn, v: utterly defeat (an opponent or rival), especially in video gaming; completely get the better of
- glanceable, adj: denoting or relating to information, especially as displayed on an electronic screen, that can be read or understood very quickly and easily
- bruh, n: a male friend
- Mx, n: a title used before a person's surname by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender