October 7, 2018

Idiocracy, nothingburger and fam among 1,400 new entries of Oxford English Dictionary

Idiocracy, nothingburger and fam are among the 1,400 new words to make an entry into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as part of its latest update.
Idiocracy refers to a society consisting of or governed by people characterised as idiots.
Some of the other stand-out entries in the latest update include nothingburger, defined as a person or thing of no importance, value, or substance, especially something which, contrary to expectations, turns out to be insignificant or unremarkable.
Fam, short for family and with a wider connotation for family and close friends, has been added due to its prolific use as a slang in reference to relatives and mates.
The OED is updated four times a year, with the next update is due in December.
Source~Indian Express
WBCS Preliminary পরীক্ষার প্রস্তুতি শুরু করুন ফ্রীতে ক্লিক করুন এই লিংকে~https://unacademy.com/lesson/2nd-october-daily-dose-in-bengali/RBTM5AIE


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