‘Manspreading,’ ‘hangry’ and ‘mic drop’ among the newest OED terms

The Oxford English Dictionary announced its newest additions in a Thursday blog post.

If Internet lingo, portmanteaus and references to 1980s TV characters just aren’t your thing, then you may be inclined to “rage quit” on the newest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Or maybe you’ll think they’re “awesomesauce.” Along with those two terms, “hangry” (a feeling of irritation as a result of hunger), “Grexit” (a term describing the potential withdrawal of Greece from the Eurozone), “manspreading” (when a man takes up more than one seat on public transit by spreading his legs apart) are a few other words that will be in the revered tome.

Another term being added, “Mic drop” (the act of dropping a microphone, either figuratively or literally, after one says something he or she finds particularly impressive) is described as a term used chiefly in the United States. “Bants,” a shortened form of “banter,” is localized to the United Kingdom.

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