100 New Words with Meaning & Sentence

One hundred new English words with meaning and example sentence show the alive English in today's media and communications, especially in social media, the list is updated monthly to include hot and popular new words.
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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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peoplekind  n.  Speak
a gender-neutral alternative to mankindNew word picture
Justin Trudeau held a town hall meeting in Edmonton, where he corrected a female audience member's use of the word mankind to peoplekind.

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 1: accidial - conlang
accidial  v.  Speak
dial someone's number on phone accidentally
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agender  n.  Speak
people do not identify as male or female
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airball  n.  Speak
completely miss the basket, rim, and backboard with a shot
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automagically  ad.  Speak
in a way that seems magical, especially by computer
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awesomesauce  a.  Speak
extremely good; excellent
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bargainous  a.  Speak
costing less than expected, cheap or relatively cheap
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barista  n.  Speak
a person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee
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bedunged  a.  Speak
has been soiled with or covered in dung; very old or old-fashioned.
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binge-watch  v.  Speak
watch multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession
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bitcoin  n.  Speak
an online payment system that does not require an intermediary
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bling  n.  Speak
jewellery, decoration, or clothing that attracts attention because looks expensive
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blog  n.  Speak
a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group
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bokeh  n.  Speak
visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
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bongga  a.  Speak
extravagant, flamboyant, impressive, stylish, or excellent
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Brexit  n.  Speak
a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union
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bromance  n.  Speak
a close but non-sexual relationship between two men.
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buko  n.  Speak
coconut, coconut water; a person who is less than 5ft tall and really angry
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butt-dial  v.  Speak
inadvertently call on a mobile phone in one's rear pants pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to buttons on the phone
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butthurt  n.  Speak
inappropriately strong negative emotional response from a perceived personal insult, strong feelings of shame
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buzzkill  n.  Speak
person or thing that has a depressing effect
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catastrophize  v.  Speak
present a situation as worse than it is
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cheeseball  a.  Speak
lacking taste, style, or originality
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chillax  v.  Speak
calm down and relax
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clickbait  n.  Speak
online content to attract more visitors to a particular website
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conlang  n.  Speak
an invented language intended for human communication
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 Latest Update:
gig economy  n.  Speak

a labor market characterized by short-term contracts or work as opposed to permanent jobs

The COVID-19 has boosted a few special industries, such as online shopping, but most of the new jobs are of gig economy.

Uber drivers are part of the gig economy, and their work may lead to new labor laws.

More and more people are working in the gig economy, some of them have to be subjected to last-minute scheduling.
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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