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  • ok, this is my shortlist of words for 2017.

    https://wordnik.com/lists/2017-woty-noms is a 187 word list of new words I stumbled across, which also had over 100 or so lookups.

    that list is a shortening of the 755 word list of https://wordnik.com/lists/words-i-stumble-across-2017

    December 11, 2017

  • short version of the word tweet.

    spotted in the twtrvrse

    December 11, 2017

  • shortened form of very , spotted in the twitterverse.

    v sad

    December 11, 2017

  • A shipper uni-name of a character coupling of Oliver Queen and Felicty Smoak on the Arrow tv show.  Spotted in the news where fans raised money for a dedicated park bench in Vancouver.

    December 10, 2017

  • spotted as multiple of emoji

    🔥 up the emoji plural debate

    (Google trends has emojis being more popular)

    December 10, 2017

  • An actual technical term when scrolling is broken in a web browser.

    December 10, 2017

  • i before e especially after glüh

    December 9, 2017

  • a German bowl of flaming sugarloaf christmas drink

    from wikipedia "The name translates literally to fire-tongs punch. "

    December 8, 2017

  • Suspect it is glow wine. Quick goog search has "warm Vienna"

    December 7, 2017

  • is comprised of 🍸🎄

    December 7, 2017

  • Spotted as a Christmas themed alcoholic drink. 🎄🍸

    December 7, 2017

  • Computing: "Halt and Catch Fire" assembly code instruction 1967 https://books.google.ca/books?id=VItRAAAAYAAJ&q="halt+and+catch+fire";

    December 6, 2017

  • Just watched a video hj7o3vXfy90 which referenced that British racing green comes from the fact the 1903 Bennet cup car race was held in Ireland..

    So the shade of green represents Ireland.

    December 6, 2017

  • "A man, woman, or thing of decided and undoubted merit" - https://books.google.ca/books?id=XLATAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA180&dq=goodun

    December 4, 2017

  • shall not . shan't 

    also Short/pant blend.  shants
    The Essex Dialect has it as a quart of beer.  https://books.google.ca/books?id=IT8uAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA42&dq=shant

    spotted in books in the 19th century. Probably not listed in dictionaries because it sounds like a biological function.

    December 3, 2017

  • Dec 2017, languaging seems to have a different usage today than it did in 2015.

    'Languaging is a "real word, despite what the dictionary may say," says Favilla.' -CBC article which recycles a Buzzfeed article.

    December 3, 2017

  • Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats

    A gene editing tool, sounds like they're describing grammar or poetry.

    December 3, 2017

  • oh, it's a word

    December 2, 2017

  • Spotted as a puffy jacket

    December 1, 2017

  • Like the 2009 definition

    November 30, 2017

  • Tattoo inspiration

    November 30, 2017

  • a back surgery operation where the part of a herniated disk is removed because it was pressing against the spinal cord.

    see also microdiscetomy

    November 29, 2017

  • an operation where parts of a herniated disk which is pinching your spinal nerves is removed, relieving pressure on the nerve.

    November 29, 2017

  • Sometimes scientists just like to make big words.

    November 28, 2017

  • Nap time after dinner

    November 24, 2017

  • A billionth of a century. 3.155 seconds

    November 22, 2017

  • Brexit turned into an adjective.

    spotted news article - "How Brexity is your vacuum cleaner?"

    November 19, 2017

  • English / Tagalog . aka Taglish

    November 19, 2017

  • Spotted in NASA Nov 18, 2017 Weather Satellite launch.

    all lights green, or all 'go'

    November 18, 2017

  • spotted in the office, someone who is biased against people who are gluten intolerant.

    November 18, 2017

  • spotted in a CBC science show

    "Now scientists are using human brain 'organoids' to study the roots of some genetic diseases like frontotemporal dementia.

    November 18, 2017

  • Ok.

    Past tense of stome

    November 16, 2017

  • Allegedly a super long Navy Acronym...

    "Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command"

    I'm doubtful that it's a real acronym

    November 15, 2017

  • txt shortening of 'hit me up' . which means 'call me' or 'contact me'

    November 15, 2017

  • spotted as Women Of The Year - Nov 13, 2017

    November 14, 2017

  • Japanese for fake news . spotted in japantimes article "Japan’s buzzwords of 2017 cover everything from politics to poop"

    November 12, 2017

  • in BC, it's a glass of beer, less than an imperial pint of 568 mL .

    Our bars sometimes buy pint glasses from the US which is a 473 mL drink, but the bar cannot legally call it a pint in Canada. In general, a sleeve is not a specific unit of liquid.  Lookup : "sleeve of beer" 
    Google books has 'sleeve of beer' in the 21st century, but I heard this term in the late 80's.

    November 12, 2017

  • good morning

    November 11, 2017

  • computing term -Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

    November 8, 2017

  • according to twitter, Farsi and Hindi word for snow.

    November 6, 2017

  • Japanese word for snow

    November 6, 2017

  • Norwegian word for snow.

    November 6, 2017

  • spotted in searching twitter for 'type of snow'.

    "The airy trail of powder that follows skiers in fresh powder." https://www.thoughtco.com/snow-terms-types-3010117

    November 6, 2017

  • a snow at a depth deep enough to raise your risk of getting a heart attack from overexerting yourself.

    November 6, 2017

  • I wonder how many words are in the 'random' pool. is it a million. Can I use 5 words to make a really good passphrase?

    settlementsmisprintingpepcidsprogletschirped

    November 6, 2017

  • Spotted in computer gaming.

    November 5, 2017

  • "Have I Got News For You"

    November 4, 2017

  • 2017 usage: when the early screening of the new

    Marvel movie opens.


    1600's usage: Thursday

    November 4, 2017

  • " a transplant of faecal matter" - spotted in BBC article.

    November 4, 2017

  • Gesturing 'lots' . emoticon stolen from the 'lots of coffee' person on Twitter. I like this 'lots of' emoticon.

    ☕ this big
    ⎝('¬')⎠

    November 3, 2017

  • wait for the other shoe to drop

    November 1, 2017

  • Academic Writing Month

    November 1, 2017

  • Degree Celcius . or centrigrade

    October 29, 2017

  • Moving water using magnets and electricity

    October 28, 2017

  • Refers to a users instagram.

    Today, I saw a tweet about "ig game" and had to figure out what it meant by skimming through Twitter.

    October 28, 2017

  • this is what I heard the 'gear' (settings) icon in software called.

    October 28, 2017

  • Halloween Weekend.


    spotted this on Colbert. Twitter confirms actual usage.

    October 28, 2017

  • Techie slang referring to Oracle corp

    October 26, 2017

  • The pom part of the eord is an Aussie slur for a British person

    October 26, 2017

  • spotted in my social media feeds as a Iceland book thing with chocolate.

    Wikipedia has it as Jólabókaflóð "The book flood of Christmas"

    October 24, 2017

  • ..prurpably

    October 22, 2017

  • ... is getting injured doing the Safety Dance.

    October 22, 2017

  • refers to this emoticon

    ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽

    I don't like this emoticon, because it's typically used by trolls.

    October 21, 2017

  • nickname given to this emoticon ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I think Lenny is a bit creepy.

    October 21, 2017

  • refers to the table flip emoticon

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    or

    (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    and some people have to 'put the table back'.

    ┬──┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)

    October 21, 2017

  • pre-game , now verb'd. To have had a pregame party

    October 21, 2017

  • applied logic

    October 20, 2017

  • applied philosophy

    October 20, 2017

  • applied logic

    October 20, 2017

  • early use of this term goes back to 1913-1915

    I wonder if it's influenced by the Anne of Green Gables books just before that time.

    October 20, 2017

  • search result is "Did you mean: modulus"

    yes, google, they did mean modulus or moduluses, but moduluses doesn't look 'smart'.

    19th century modulus of elasticity, modulus of shear for materials.

    October 18, 2017

  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment . - spotted in an EV video series.

    October 17, 2017

  • a fabric water bucket under a firefighting helicopter.

    October 17, 2017

  • October 2017. New Zealand ran out of chips.

    October 16, 2017

  • describing beer gone bad.

    October 15, 2017

  • fishing version of this word is to go fishing and not catch anything.


    my US friend used 'dog got skunked' meaning their dog got sprayed by a skunk.

    October 15, 2017

  • am I going deaf, or do people pronounce this like 'tamber'?

    or is this a US / Canada thing?

    October 14, 2017

  • glyphosate

    October 14, 2017

  • spotted on Colbert

    quick search 'aka plough mud

    South Carolina term for tidal flats mud.

    October 13, 2017

  • puppyslug is best explained with a google image search

    October 13, 2017

  • "Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles"

    October 11, 2017

  • Star Wars fan speak for The Force Awakens

    October 10, 2017

  • a Star Wars meme creature.

    I'm sticking with my BB-8.
    spotted in Vox article porg-napped porglet porgs porglets 
    edit - term already coined by someone else 'porgducken'

    October 10, 2017

  • loaded political word.

    October 10, 2017

  • the rock and roll hand gesture supposed to look like 'horns' \m/

    October 9, 2017

  • i have a deja-list feeling in looking at this word

    October 9, 2017

  • archaic version of phlegmatic?

    October 8, 2017

  • 🚗
    ✨   mood lighting added to the underside of a car for visual effect.

    October 7, 2017

  • cryo-electron microscopy

    October 7, 2017

  • Apple File System

    October 7, 2017

  • The Adelaidean vs. Adelaidian battle is very real.

    October 6, 2017

  • refers to 'liar liar pants on fire'

    October 5, 2017

  • Portland Oregon

    October 5, 2017

  • The giraffe 'camel leopard' thing is actually true.

    October 3, 2017

  • sure!

    October 2, 2017

  • spotted a bbc article on this "20171001-how-italians-influenced-a-south-american-dialect"

    October 2, 2017

  • a bunny rabbit

    term looked up 3200 times.  Google Trends search shows this term trending Sept 2013.  Google search shows this term popping up on wordnik on Sep 20, 2013

    Coincidence?

    October 1, 2017

  • ...has been looked up 1372 times

    a fluffy animal, like a rabbit, cat, dog

    October 1, 2017

  • ... looked up 1152 times.

    I feel that when a word is looked up 1000 times, it becomes mainstream in a way, and has to be recognized by the international cartel of big old dusty spider squishing dictionary publishers.

    October 1, 2017

  • term spotted again in Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 movie.

    October 1, 2017

  • ferrets, according to twitterese.

    October 1, 2017

  • bats

    google trends shows this becoming a 'thing' in 1st week september.

    October 1, 2017

  • coincidence

    see coin-key-dink

    or coinkydink

    September 30, 2017

  • a fun way people say coincidence coinkydink

    September 30, 2017

  • Big friendly rocket

    September 29, 2017

  • spotted as pilot slang for 'the old round gauge displays' instead of modern rectangular displays.

    - froma Juan Browne video.

    September 28, 2017

  • spotted someone using this, assumed it meant 'grandpa', probably wrong.

    "BadRanpa 101" 

    September 28, 2017

  • Welcome to linguistics fight club.  If it's your first time here, you have to verb.

    September 26, 2017

  • football term defined at take a knee

    2017 usage is a political statement against racism.

    September 24, 2017

  • spotted in looking up puppucino

    September 24, 2017

  • I don't think you're supposed to give your dog coffee, twitter people.


    edit - apparently it's on the 'secret menu' and consists solely of whipped cream.

    September 24, 2017

  • Slang shortening of North Korea

    September 22, 2017

  • 3 creams 3 sugars - spotted in CBC article about couple married at local coffee and donut shop.

    September 21, 2017

  • "Office québécois de la langue française"

    from the BBC article "The place that banned the term grilled cheese and cocktail"

    new allowed word in Quebec: grilled-cheese

    September 21, 2017

  • United Nations General Assembly

    September 20, 2017

  • octopuses . 

    some will consider this word 'wrong' because it's a greek word with a latin plural ending added.  On the other hand, some people will insist this is the 'right' way to spell the plural of octopus.

    September 20, 2017

  • another octopus city . also Octlantis

    September 19, 2017

  • "Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis "

    - unconfirmed story from my FB feed.  also Octopolis

    And if the Octopuses have a garden, would that be the Octopuses' garden?

    September 19, 2017

  • I remember this term being used in the Computer To Plate printing industry referring to the area of paper which will not be used in the final folded book or magazine. also margins

    September 18, 2017

  • once upon a time neologism was a neologism

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=ErY_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA233

    September 18, 2017

  • spotted on CNN "But critics say the name will teach children a nonword. It prompted a hue and cry (pun intended) on Twitter."

    September 16, 2017

  • texting/tweeting abbreviation of 'good night'

    September 16, 2017

  • spotted as short for choreography

    dance moves

    September 16, 2017

  • Fraturday (friday/saturday)

    September 16, 2017

  • doggo speak for a wolf howl

    spotted in my FB feed as 'pupper does an awoo' . 

     Also spotted an 'awoo everyword' twitter handle

    September 15, 2017

  • You might be interested in the Sailor's word book.  1876

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=y7HqO9XAwk8C

    September 14, 2017

  • How Google and Apple refer to the Macintosh OS according to their style guides

    September 14, 2017

  • North American Numbering Plan

    This is what gives us our (222) 555-1234 style phone numbers.

    spotted term in the Google documentation style guide . 

    September 14, 2017

  • this is one of those words where, in Wiktionary's attempt to have a briefly written definition like a paper dictionary, they miss out on explaining what the word means.

    the 90's are 20 years in the past, and this is the first time I heard this word, and wiktionary failed to explain this colour of music to a non-musicblind person.

    the recursive verb definition is the cherry on top of the unclear definition.  

    September 13, 2017

  • refers to the wibbly wobbly poop emojis in the upcoming new phone

    September 11, 2017

  • txt shortening for nothing

    September 11, 2017

  • so, a boatload of mexican food.

    September 11, 2017

  • scheduled to be born around 6/17/18 in Florida

    adding to dictionary for a friend

    September 11, 2017

  • I don't know what a chalupa is.

    September 11, 2017

  • letting a crane spin in the wind during a storm event.

    September 10, 2017

  • fo shizzle

    September 10, 2017

  • Early sighting of this term - 2013 New York Post

    September 9, 2017

  • anagram of atramentous

    September 8, 2017

  • spotted in the Miami New Times http://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/hurricane-irma-the-best-memes-from-irmahgherd-to-irmageddon-9648050

    "Irmahgerd Hurdicurn Reperder"

    September 7, 2017

  • spotted in my social media feed The destructive Hurricane Irma 2017

    September 7, 2017

  • Fujiwhara effect is where storms combine to form a bigger storm.

    September 6, 2017

  • 2017 Initial Coin Offering

    Where investors invest in a new cryptocurrency

    September 6, 2017

  • spotted in the twitterverse "at"-ing

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%40ing&src=typd much to the dismay of the ING twitter handle.

    September 5, 2017

  • anniversary of a launch

    September 5, 2017

  • text speak for season

    September 5, 2017

  • a graph showing the multiple paths of an incoming storm using multiple mathematical models.

    spotted in the news.

    spotted in a book search 1973 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute -1975 MIT - Mid Ocean Dynamics Experiment 

    September 5, 2017

  • Victorian Elizabethan regnant Elizabethian

    bloody Mary prom queen

    drama queen

    September 4, 2017

  • boxed wine

    September 4, 2017

  • spotted as a lizard.  Bearded dragon?

    September 4, 2017

  • tongue

    short slangy - language

    September 4, 2017

  • txt speak for between

    September 4, 2017

  • the customer facing side of tech, ie, the web page, or user interface.

    also spotted as a verb, because you can verb all the nouns.

    September 2, 2017

  • US Army Corps of Engineers

    August 30, 2017

  • more Mexican food, cup of elote

    August 30, 2017

  • spotted this in looking up fire corn emojis.

    Grilled corn.

    August 30, 2017

  • spotted as fire cooked corn.

    I first assumed it was barbecued corn on the cobb, but it may be corn boiled over a fire.  see also elote 

    August 29, 2017

  • fire ants.

    August 29, 2017

  • spotted on twitter as a common 'dumpster fire' emoji phrase.

    August 29, 2017

  • So far, the fire emoji seems to be popular. It isn't the most common on emojipedia or other emoji sites, but it seems to be used as the new term lit , fire corn 🔥🌽 for fire cooked corn,🔥🐜 for fire ants,🗑🔥 for dumpster fire, 'is on 🔥' for 'is on fire' , 🔥🔥hard for 'fire fire hard' (?), and 💨🔥 for the sport of lighting natural methane, and allegedly 💀➡️🔥

    August 29, 2017

  • business speak "lost opportunity"

    August 26, 2017

  • related Canadianism term mangia-cake

    also spelled mangiacake mangia cake

    August 25, 2017

  • sweet Fanny Adams

    August 25, 2017

  • thicc has been looked up 4285 times.  Google trends has this term showing up late 2015.  

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 2500 times.

    Google trends has this word becoming a thing likely with a March 6 Youtube Video 'I am shooketh'

    I wonder if those lookups were from after that video.

    August 25, 2017

  • spoiler alert :like a spoiler alert

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 2400 times. The people demand a definition.


    quick search has Boom Shaka Laka in 1991
    "His reviews for mid-'70s issues of Black Echoes helped define the genre and inspired some of the better reggae writing that followed, such as that in the now-defunct Small Axe or the new Boom Shaka Laka. "  The Beat magazine, (google book search result)

    Also spotted in the 1984 Ultimate Broadway Fake Book "shakalaka baby"

    August 25, 2017

  • flying aquatic skateboard - powered by a powerful water jet.

    August 25, 2017

  • updated 2017 definition - any news you don't personally like

    August 25, 2017

  • people without magical powers. Muggles.

    August 25, 2017

  • taking selfies from restricted access rooftops

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 1200 times?

    It's a marketing word from an ad referring to drinking coffee and procastinating.

    August 25, 2017

  • doggo speak refers to sticking a tongue out

    mlem sounds like the type of word you would say when your tongue is out.

    🐶

    👅

    August 25, 2017

  • A fuse with a pyrotechnic device which ensures a circuit is broken quickly preventing short circuit damage to upstream circuits.

    August 25, 2017

  • non spoiler from Wikipedia: ". It describes the titular monster, the Babadook, a tall pale-faced humanoid in a top hat with pointed fingers who torments its victims after they become aware of its existence."

    spoiler: don't look under the bed.

    August 25, 2017

  • the 2017 usage implies deaf to political or social tones.

    August 25, 2017

  • Bklyn

    August 25, 2017

  • textspeak for forward or f*ck with.

    tech speak for firmware.

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 2400 times, 

    txt speak for because

    August 25, 2017

  • A collectors edition, such as Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, books, packaged in a tin or steel case.

    August 25, 2017

  • A monster from Dungeons & Dragons, later spotted in the Stranger Things tv show.

    August 25, 2017

  • Term looked up 700 times by people who want to fact check the "What do you call a pile of cats? A meowtain" joke.

    Meowtain confirmed as a word of the year candidate.

    August 25, 2017

  • Looked up 161 times, likely by people who want to 'prove' that it's a real word to their friends.

    This word comes from the whomst meme who-meme, where words are assembled with more contractions.

    August 25, 2017

  • i think this is txt-speak for 'don't worry'

    August 25, 2017

  • advertising tech - includes all the website tracking, customer profiling, cookie collecting tech, data slurping, etc.

    August 25, 2017

  • bawbag

    August 25, 2017

  • tech speak referring to using chat programs to replace email in the office.

    August 25, 2017

  • the anniversary of being a friend -

    August 25, 2017

  • a moment when something new is invented which changes the way we do things from now on, like inventing the aeroplane

    August 25, 2017

  • dude uterus

    see brovaries

    August 25, 2017

  • 2017 - spotted this term again. This word has some sticktion

    August 25, 2017

  • for Oestrums, you might want to check oestrum

    August 25, 2017

  • pet boogers.

    spotted in Guardian story 'How I survived living with a cat stuffed with uranium'

    August 25, 2017

  • Refers to the quarterback kneel-wikipedia.

    Spotted in a news article about a crashed warship 'Though the admiral said he had visited the McCain and denied, in response to reporters' questions, that her crew were overworked ("I didn't see a crew taking a knee, so to speak") his...'

    August 25, 2017

  • In NASAspeak, it includes the atmosphere in the disk of an object.

    "Some of the most breathtaking views of Earth taken from space are those that capture our planet’s limb. When viewed from the side, the Earth looks like a flat circle, and the atmosphere appears like a halo around it. This edge of the atmosphere is known as the limb. Viewed from satellites, space shuttles, and even the moon, the image of this luminous envelope of gases shielding the life on our planet from the dark, cold space beyond rarely fails to fascinate us." - NASA visible earth.

    August 25, 2017

  • my Philippines friends say this means handsome.

    August 21, 2017

  • it's a smoochy friendly kiss sound , also common to add extra letters for added effect.

    August 20, 2017

  • was looking up the 'shadow snakes' effect which is seen during eclipse, and came across the Rahu legend in search results.

    August 20, 2017

  • google book search says the word for this is languophobia, but that's debatable.

    August 19, 2017

  • sheet caking

    August 18, 2017

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