The latest edition of the venerable Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary will include for the first time a certain six-character term for a four-letter word: the F-bomb.
It joins craft beer, energy drink, e-reader, game changer, flexitarian, gastropub, geocaching, life coach, obesogenic and sexting in passing the muster of the word snobs who guard entry to the esteemed catalog.
Of course we can't we tell you what any of these words mean because the dictionary hasn't come out yet. But we can get a clue from the lesser-esteemed but fashion-forward Urban Dictionary. Here's how the UD defines some of Merriam-Webster's new additions:
Used for describing what someone else said without using the word "f**k."
Dude #1: What the f**k?
Dude #2: Dude, stop dropping the f-bomb.
they eat whatever they feel's right at the time – vegan Buddhists
bob: this woman put a bacon butty in my begging bowl this morning, tastiest dam thing i've ever had
fred: wait, wtf!? i thought you said you were vegan?
bob: i aint contributing to the trade of meat she just gave it to me, besides im a flexitarian i eat what feel's right to me at the time
fred: ooooh, ok kul
A pub selling high class cuisine - such as Rump Steak Stroganoff
Mmmm, that sure was a good organic beef mince Lasagne with proper cheese sauce - You sure that place wasn't a Gastropub?
A sport in which the participants
1) Loiter suspiciously in public places that lack adequate security
2) Hide an unknown package in a high-traffic area
3) Brag about it at www.geocaching.com
4) Dare others to go find and open the package.
"Sorry I missed the wedding, but I did rack up 10 more geocaching finds!"
v: the act of text messaging someone in the hopes of having a sexual encounter with them later; initially casual, transitioning into highly suggestive and even sexually explicit
In a sentence: "He keeps sexting me saying how hard he is and how much he wants to tap my ass," Cindy said massaging her breasts unconsciously.
Urban Dictionary doesn't know this one. Guess we do need to buy the new Webster's.