100 New Words with Meaning & Sentence

One hundred new English words with meaning and example sentences show the alive English in today's media and communications, mainly social media; the list is updated monthly to include hot new words and example sentences.
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 100 New Words with Meaning and Sentence
New English words occur day by day. Some become popular, and some sink or disappear in months or years. Here we collect 100 hot new words, including meanings and sentences, to show you the alive English in today's media and communications.

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child-free  a.  Speak
choosing not to have childrenNew word picture
Mom friends are great, but I couldn't get by without my child-free friend.
Washington Post

The 100 new words with sentence are not limited to 100 words. Our editors maintain the list monthly and keep it 100 words around; they add or remove words, definitions, and examples to cover the latest hot words.
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Group 2: cool hunter - hangry
cool hunter  n.  Speak
one who predicts new styles and trends
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crema  n.  Speak
a brownish foam that forms on the top of freshly made coffe
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crowdfund  v.  Speak
fund a project from lots of people who usually donate a small amount.
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crunk  a.  Speak
very excited or full of energy
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dark web  n.  Speak
part of the Internet intentionally hidden from search engines with masked IP addresses, usually illegal content
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droolworthy  a.  Speak
extremely attractive or desirable
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ear tickler  n.  Speak
someone who pleases other people with paying lot of compliments or flattering
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echo chamber  n.  Speak
an environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, especially in social media
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eggcorn  n.  Speak
word or phrase that results from a mishearing because of similar sounds
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emoji  n.  Speak
a small digital image or icon used to express an idea, emotion
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facepalm  v.  Speak
cover one's face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperation
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facerape  v.  Speak
hack someone's social-media profile in order to fiddle with its personal information or to post fake status updates
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fast fashion  n.  Speak
an approach that emphasizes making fashion clothing trends quickly and cheaply available to consumers
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flash mob  n.  Speak
brief public gathering for a common purpose, typically organized by the Internet or social media.
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fomo  n.  Speak
the fear of missing out, the anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere
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foodie  v.  Speak
a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet
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frankenfood  n.  Speak
genetically modified food
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freegan  n.  Speak
a person who rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste
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frenemy  n.  Speak
a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike
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frousin  n.  Speak
a friend that is a cousin or a cousin that is a friend, very close relationship as family members
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froyo  n.  Speak
frozen yogurt, a slightly sour thick food made from milk, and often sugar and fruit
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gig economy  n.  Speak
a labor market characterized by short-term contracts or work as opposed to permanent jobs
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ginger  n.  Speak
a person with red hair
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glamping  n.  Speak
outdoor camping with amenities and comforts, such as beds and electricity, not usually used when camping
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hangry  a.  Speak
bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger
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airball  n.  Speak

completely miss the basket, rim, and backboard with a shot

We knew she didn't wear contact lenses because of the continuous airballs. That missile is like an airball, helpless to the battle, but exposes the enemy's position.

He had to shoot an airball quickly at the last second, and his team lost.

He hoisted up a three-pointer, but it was an airball, unfortunately.

agender  n.  Speak

people do not identify as male or female

The agender said not to mind calling his story or her story in the report.

The swimming association's new decision would be an obstacle for agender persons to take part in matches.

This person identifies as an agender on the registration form.

One of the mistakes is the presumption that an agender person must also be asexual.
New English words, like old or existing words, are originated from different sources. The three primary sources are:
  • Constructed or abbreviated by existing words,
    such as Brexit (British exit,), fomo (fear of missing out)
  • Transferred from other languages,
    such as emoji (Japanese), bokeh (Japanese)
  • Add new meaning based on existing words,
    such as tweet, truther
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