‘Retweet,’ ‘woot’ and ‘cyberbullying’ now in dictionary

18 Aug

According to the folks behind the esteemed reference text, these additions ”are just carrying on the tradition of a dictionary that has always sought to be progressive and up to date.”

So what will we be seeing in the new tome?

There will be definitions for terms like “noob,” “woot,” “cyberbullying,” “sexting,” and “textspeak” as well as additional meanings for the words “follower” and “friend.” 

It’s worth noting that many of these words were added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online a while ago. That particular publication’s online version is updated roughly each month and should not be confused with the Concise Oxford Dictionary — for which revisions are deliberated a bit more slowly and carefully.

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Rosa Golijan writes about tech here and there. She’s obsessed with Twitter and loves to be liked on FacebookOh, and she can be found on Google+, too.


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