Dadbod, Corbynomics, swipe: The Collins dictionary has released its 10 words of the year

Thursday 05 November 2015 10:50
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Collins, the dictionary company, has unveiled its words of the year for 2015.

Here are the best of them:

binge-watch:

  • to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession.

clean eating:

  • following a diet that contains only natural foods, and is low in sugar, salt, and fat.

contactless:

  • referring to payments, smart cards, etc that utilise RFID (radio-frequency identity) technology and do not require a PIN or signature from the customer.

Corbynomics:

  • the economic policies advocated by the UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

dadbod:

  • an untoned and slightly plump male physique, especially one considered attractive.

ghosting:

  • ending a relationship by ignoring all communication from the other person.

manspreading:

  • the act or an instance of a male passenger in a bus or train splaying his legs in a way that denies space to the passenger sitting next to him.

shaming:

  • attempting to embarrass a person or group by drawing attention to their perceived offence, especially on social media.

swipe:

  • to move a finger across a touchscreen on a mobile phone in order to approve (swipe right) or dismiss (swipe left) an image.

transgender:

  • of or relating to a person whose gender identity does not fully correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth.

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