5 new English words – and how to use them

Profile Pic Karren Geronimo   October 25, 2017

Every year, about 1,000 new English words come into use. The English language is fast at adapting to the changing world and, as it evolves, these new words appear from many different walks of life.

Here, we take a look at some new English words and explain how to use them in your conversations…

1. Photobomb

Everyone loves to take a selfie – but who is that random person pulling a funny face in the background? They just photobombed you!

Use it: “That would have been a nice photo if that guy hadn’t photobombed us.”

2. Vape

A recent trend is to give up smoking cigarettes in favour of electronic ones. If you like “vaping”, then you’re a “vaper”.

Use it: “For the sake of my health I decided to give up smoking and try vaping.”

3. Glamping

If you like camping but are looking for something less muddy and more comfortable, you could try glamping – or glamorous camping. You still stay in a tent or tepee in the great outdoors, but usually you’ll be sleeping on a bed with pillows and duvets and there may even be a kitchenette and Wi-Fi.

Use it: “We wanted to try something a bit more luxurious than camping, so we booked to go glamping.”

4. Binge-watch

The huge take-up of on-demand TV and box sets have brought about this new word. It means to watch a large number of television shows, usually from the same series, in succession.

Use it: “I was ill last week, so I downloaded and binge-watched the whole of series one of Game of Thrones in one day!”

5. Meh

Originating from TV’s The Simpsons, this word has become a popular way to express the fact that you’re not bothered or impressed about something.

Use it: “I ordered a new dress online, but when I tried it on – meh.”

Source: https://www.english.com/blog/new-english-words