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Wednesday, May 27


NxtUp...Etymology

15 New Dictionary Words

Meatspace
n. The physical world, as opposed to virtual.

Ego-surfing
v. searching the internet for instances of one's own name or links to one's own website.

Prebuttal
n. a rebuttal for an accusation before it is made.

Bouncebackability
n. the ability to recover from near-defeat in a competition; the ability to recover from a setback.

Riffage
n. guitar riffs.

Frankenfood
n.derogatory a food that contains genetically modified ingredients.

Lookism
n. prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of appearance.

Cyberslacking
v. spending one's employer's internet and email facilities for personal activities during working hours.

Screenager
n. a person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet.

Mini-me
n. a person closely resembling a smaller or younger version of another.

Threequel
n. the third film, book, event, etc. in a series; a second sequel.

Grrrl
n. a young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality.

Gaydar
n. a homosexual person's ability to identify another person as homosexual by interpreting subtle signals conveyed by their appearance, interests, etc.

Blamestorming
n. A method of collectively finding one to blame for a mistake no one is willing to confess to. Often occurs in the form of a meeting of colleagues at work, gathered to decide who is to blame for a screw up

Muggle
n. In the fiction of JK Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills, or who is regarded as inferior in some way.

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