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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deepfake  n.  Speak
a video of a person in which the face or body has been digitally altered to appear being someone elseNew word picture
This provocative website showcases a complete deepfake of U.S. President Nixon delivering the contingency speech written in 1969.
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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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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, high on drugs
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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 the same, 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 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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facerape  v.  Speak

hack someone's social-media profile to fiddle with its personal information or to post fake status updates

The mayor received many attacks from TikTok, but he insisted 99% were not from his city but fake or faceraped accounts.

Your Facebook account posts weird business messages every day, which should be faceraped by a hacker organization

When I was just away from my laptop, Sammy started to facerape my X account in 5 minutes.

My Facebook account was signed in on Jacob's computer last night, and I believe he completely faceraped it.

facepalm  v.  Speak

cover one's face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperation

Don't hope the young congresswoman facepalm; she doesn't know where her face is.

The gamers consider entering Beijing with facepalming after hearing a tennis star was canceled from social media.

How many times did she facepalm after losing her interview?

They facepalmed to lose the final, which was assumed to be easy because the rival was very weak.
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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