Gender-Fluid, Skronk and Fuhgeddaboudit Enter Oxford English Dictionary

Gender fluid
Gender-fluid is an adjective first recorded in 1987 that refers to a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender. It has now been entered into the OED. Getty

Gender-fluid, skronk, fuhgeddaboudit and moobs are among the 1,200 words and phrases added to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Additions to the updated dictionary include gender-fluid, an adjective first recorded in 1987 that refers to a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender. A gender-fluid person may at any time identify as male, female, 'neutrois' (genderless or neutral) or any other non-binary identity, or some combination of identities. Their gender can also vary at random or in response to different circumstances.

Moobs is a chiefly British colloquialism, first recorded in 2001, to describe unusually prominent breasts on a man, typically as a result of excess pectoral fat.

Fuhgeddaboudit, meaning 'forget about it', is an American slang term commonly heard around New York and New Jersey that will now feature in the dictionary.

And skronk is now listed as a word used to define music creating by instruments that is grating and dissonante—for example, "That guitar was awfully skronky."

A feast of food-related terms has also made the latest update, which includes cheese eater and cheese-eating, chef de partie and chef de cabinet, as well as chefdom—a noun meaning the overall fact, state, or positioning of becoming a chef.

Cheeseball has also been added to describe someone or something lacking taste, style, or originality; or a breaded and deep-fried cheese appetizer.

Newsweek picked 10 of the most interesting new additions to the OED :

Scrumdiddlyumptious: Extremely scrumptious; excellent, splendid; (esp. of food) delicious.

YOLO: 'You only live once'—used to express the view that one should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future.

Westminster bubble: The politicians, civil servants, and journalists working in and around the Westminster parliament, characterized as an insular community, out of touch with the experiences and concerns of the wider British public.

Yogalates: A fitness routine combining Pilates exercises with the postures and breathing techniques of yoga.

Clickbait: Online content whose main purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a particular web page.

Human bean: A humorous alteration or mispronunciation of human being.

Slacktivism: Actions performed via the internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement.

Squee: An exclamation expressing delight or excitement.

Cheese eater: A person who appreciates or routinely consumes cheese.

Swirlie: An act of forcibly immersing a person's head in the bowl of a toilet as it is flushed, typically as a practical joke.

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