Language Quiz / Top Neologisms for 2013

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These new words were all added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013

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DefinitionWord or Phrase
Likely to arouse public interest or attention, either by media coverage or word of mouth
Device having the characteristics of both a smartphone and a tablet computer
Vacation taken by parents-to-be before the birth of their child
Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner
Digital currency not controlled by central banks or governments
Style of dress in which a denim jacket or shirt is worn with a denim skirt or jeans, often regarded as a breach of fashion etiquette
Small round cake with frosting or chocolate, fixed to a stick like a popsicle
Flat shoe with a high, thick sole
Photograph taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam
Elaborate dangling earring, typically with tiers of gemstones, crystals or beads
System that lets you buy merchandise from a store’s website and pick it up from a local branch
DefinitionWord or Phrase
Intense admiration or fondness, not necessarily sexual, felt by one woman for another
Silly, disorganized, or lacking concentration
Abstaining from the use of smartphones, computers, etc. in order to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world
Form of tourism in which travelers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity
Suitable for posting on Twitter
Protruding stomach caused by over-eating, supposedly resembling that of a woman in the early stages of pregnancy
Dress, appearance or culture associated with technology enthusiasts, regarded as stylish or fashionable
Place where computing or technology enthusiasts gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge
Mobile phone lacking the advanced features of a smartphone
Denim shorts
Person who is primarily vegetarian but occasionally eats meat or fish

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