Last week, the Oxford dictionaries website added several new words to its informal collection of words as part of its quarterly update, including some pretty bizarre expressions such as cakeage, hangry and meeple.
"We continually monitor the Corpus and the Reading Programme to track new words coming into the language: when we have evidence of a new term being used in a variety of different sources (not just by one writer) it becomes a candidate for inclusion in one of our dictionaries. For every new dictionary or online update we assess all the most recent terms that have emerged and select those which we judge to be the most significant or important and those which we think are likely to stand the test of time."
While hangry refers to the onset of a bad temper or irritability due to hunger (we've all been there), cakeage implies the fee a restaurant charges for serving a cake a customer has bought. And cat café is pretty much what it sounds like — a café where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises. You might not find these in the print versions of the dictionaries yet, even though they are all published by Oxford University Press.
Anyhoo (which is also recognised by Oxford Dictionaries, by the way), of the many words that have made it to the website, here are a few popular ones that don't exactly imply what they sound like. Here's your chance to prove you're 'awesomesauce' at word games by guessing what they really mean.
Note: We put up images based on what we thought they meant at sheer face value.
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