Scrabble players everywhere are saying 'WTH' to some of Oxford Dictionaries' trendy new words.

Scrabble players everywhere are saying 'WTH' to some of Oxford Dictionaries' trendy new words.

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You'll have to forgive our friends across the pond who define words for a living: Oxford Dictionaries is just now getting hip to "manspreading" and "awesomesauce," among others in its list of new words that are, rly, words.

Go ahead, students, use these words in a term paper. They're in the dictionary, after all. And they're automatically uncool with definitions like this:

Mic drop

"An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one's microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive." Oh, you were being clever? That mic drop is "used to emphasize that a discussion is at an end after a definitive or particularly impressive point has been made." Oxford is not allowed to drop its mic after that.


Its origin might come from "an African-American pronunciation of brother," Oxford says. A bruh is a male friend. Duh, bruh.


Two definitions: First, it means "soft or semiliquid in consistency," as if you were talking about melty ice cream or melty cheese. Second goes more heartfelt: "experiencing tender, sympathetic or sentimental feelings." Expect it in the next YA book you read.

B*tch face

This one is typically used when talking about women, the dictionary says. (Yikes!) It refers to a "scowling facial expression." 


It's explained as an act of angry abandonment when someone gets frustrated. It also describes what certain people did when they heard words like rage-quit and bruh are in the dictionary.


It means something that can be shared. Got it. But wait: It also means "suitable for posting or reposting on a social media website or application." Use it on The Facebook and The Twitter.


This has to be the stiffest definition of them all. A butt-dial means to "inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one's rear pants pocket as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone." Best case scenario is to remove one's mobile phone from one's rear pants pocket and keep it in one's hand.

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