Clickbait! You won't believe some of the words added to the dictionary

Chambers Dictionary, first published in 1872, has made 1,000 additions and updates to its latest edition. These are some of the new words and phrases that have been included:

Gripe sites

  • Websites that have been set up as a forum for people to air their grievances about an organisation

Clickbait

  • Intriguing hyperlinks that encourage readers to click to another website

Finlit

  • Financial literacy

Whovian

  • An enthusiast of the television series ‘Doctor Who’

Amazeballs

  • Unusually good; amazing

Peeps

  • A person’s friends or entourage

YOLO

  • Acronym for 'you only live once'

Mare

  • A calamitous experience

Underperform

  • To do less well than expected or thought possible

Hipsters

  • Those born in the 1980s and 90s, who look down on their native middle class culture in pursuit of a bohemian lifestyle
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