Alaz Approves: Awesomesauce Oxford Dictionary Additions

By Alaz

With the recent wind down of the dog days of summer, our team at Vitamin got excited for the best end-of-summer event. And no, I’m not talking about those pumpkin spice latte things you humans freak out about. I’m talking about the official induction of new words to the English Oxford dictionary.  And this language-loving pup is laying down his favorites.

New additions to the Oxford dictionary


n.: (informal) the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats

Manspreading is the only way to get some leg room in this dog-eat-dog world.


adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

A barking dog never bites, but a hangry dog will.


n.: (US informal) a male friend (often used as a form of address)

Bruh, it’s time for my walk.


n.: (plural cupcakeries) a bakery that specializes in cupcakes

Lets blow this hot dog stand and go to the cupcakery.


Mic drop

n.: (informal, chiefly US) 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

“When it starts raining cats and dogs, be careful not to step in a poodle.” MIC DROP.


adj.: denoting or relating to information, especially as displayed on an electronic screen, that can be read or understood very quickly and easily

With a name like “Snookums Bam-Bam Noodle Butt”, his collar I.D. isn’t very glanceable.


n.: (informal) a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious or engaging in socially inappropriate behavior

Ruff! Ruff! Who is this rando at the door?! Ruff! Ruff!
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Fur baby

n.: (informal) a person’s dog, cat or other furry pet animal

Give your fur baby a yummy treat tonight.

Weak sauce

n.: (US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality

Had I known I was going to be fed this weak sauce dog food for dinner, I would have chewed on your shoes earlier.


n.: (humorous) an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine

It’s been a ruff day – it’s always wine-o-clock somewhere.

What words or phrases would you like to see added to the Oxford dictionary? Leave your comments in the section below!

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