When languages evolve, it's important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you may not like all of them, some of them are really clever combos that seem like they might actually be useful!


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Many of these words come from urbandictionary.com, which is basically a dictionary of modern slang. Their site is probably the most complete dictionary of modern slang, but it's also full chock-full of nonsense.

Most of these words are portmanteaus, which are what you get when you mash both the sounds and meanings of two words together to get a new one. Did you know, for example, that the word 'smog' is a portmanteau (smoke and fog)? 'Brunch' (breakfast and lunch) is another one that is becoming more and more popular, although it's been around for a while. And if you're eating your brunch with a spork, then that's a portmanteau double-whammy.

Can you think of any fun new words that real modern dictionaries should adopt? If so, add them to this list!

More info: urbandictionary (h/t: demilked)

#1 Askhole

Askhole

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NadinePirat 2 years ago

Or constantly ask for your advice, but never take it.

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#2 Bedgasm

Bedgasm

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LauraBridges 2 years ago

So THAT'S what you call it. Been having those for years.

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#3 Textpectation

Textpectation

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IreneEder 2 years ago

What do you call the feeling of gratification you get when someone responds to your text?

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#5 Chairdrobe

Chairdrobe

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HeronFeather 2 years ago

Where else are you supposed to put clothes that you've worn once, but don't need to go in the hamper?

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#6 Cellfish

Cellfish

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MarkusKurniawanHidajat 2 years ago

So very common things recently, represented nicely with the word.

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#7 Nonversation

Nonversation

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TamourAllen 2 years ago

I like to think of it more as silentsation. ie:speaking without talking.

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#8 Destinesia

Destinesia

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JoshuaRangel 2 years ago

So, you used that photo of Bogota's Monserrate with this word... That completely defines the fact that I still dunno why I'm writing this!!

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#9 Errorist

Errorist

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LauraBridges 2 years ago

plausibly a polite way to say idiot?

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#10 Carcolepsy

Carcolepsy

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LauraBridges 2 years ago

Due to my horrible case of carcolepsy, I make a bad navigator. Somebody else call shotgun, I'm going to crash out in the back seat!

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#11 Hiberdating

Hiberdating

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MartinaVeselá 2 years ago

Only to end up completely alone when the boyfriend/girlfriend dumps them. Seen that happen more than once.

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#12 Ambitchous

Ambitchous

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MarietteLaporte 2 years ago

The ambitious bitch! Love it! <3

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#13 Youniverse

Youniverse

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LauraBridges 2 years ago

Helpful description of narcissists.

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#14 Internesting

Internesting

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AlisaAiken 2 years ago

Perfect description.

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#16 Afterclap

Afterclap

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RobertFraser 2 years ago

There needs to be a word for the opposite of this, i.e. the person who starts clapping before the performance is finished.

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#17 Unkeyboardinated

Unkeyboardinated

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LucieVranova 2 years ago

Way too long and too unkeyboardinated to get popular :P

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#18 Dudevorce

Dudevorce

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MiguelZapata 2 years ago

#awesome

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#19 Beerboarding

Beerboarding

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MariaKola 2 years ago

It could be also wineboarding...!

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#20 Epiphanot

Epiphanot

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BeeChristine 1 year ago

"Stupid" is too harsh.

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#22 Nerdjacking

Nerdjacking

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ErinArmstrong 2 years ago

This would be a verb, not a noun!

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#23 Nomonym

Nomonym

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SteveChester 2 years ago

Homonom would work much better for this one.

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