IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: The Newest Words in English 3

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New words enter English from every area of life where they represent and describe the changes and developments that take place from day to day.

  • Charticle: Blend of ‘chart’ and ‘article’. A news article that is composed primarily of a chart, image or graphics with just a brief text for additional information.
  • Chatroom: Areas on the internet where people can communicate by exchanging typed messages.
  • Chick lit: Books, usually featuring female characters, written by women on contemporary themes and issues that appeal more to women than to men.
  • Chillaxing: Blend of 'chilling' and relaxing'. Taking a break from stressful activities to rest or relax.
  • Citizen journalism: News collected and reported by ordinary people, especially through the use of blog software.
  • Click and collect: A shopping facility which enables customers to order and pay for goods online, then collect them from a local branch of the store.
  • Click bait: Put something on a website that will encourage visitors to click on a link.
  • Clickjack/Clickjacking: Tricking Internet users into clicking on hidden links.
  • Cloud computing: A computing service which enables access to a shared pool of resources (servers, data storage, applications, etc.) over the Internet. Users can access and use tools or applications through a web browser without having to install them on their computers.
  • Coatigan: Blend of 'coat' and 'cardigan'. A long cardigan or knitted jacket which from a distance looks more like a coat. Designed as transitional wear for autumn weather before a heavier coat is necessary.
  • Content farm: A website that publishes large amounts of low-quality content, or content copied from elsewhere, in order to attract visitors and improve its search-engine rankings.
  • Copyleft: Opposite of copyright. Whereas copyright imposes restrictions on the distribution of a work or publication, copyleft eliminates restrictions and allows freedom of use for all.
  • Cosmeceutical: A pharmaceutical product with beneficial effects on the skin e.g. anti-ageing creams containing a product that changes the cell biology.
  • Cot potato: Very young child who spends a lot of time watching television. (cot = a baby's bed)
  • Couch commerce: Buying goods online from one's home.
  • Couch potato: A person who spends a lot of time sitting in front of the television.

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