IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: The Newest Words in English 7

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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.
  • Haycation: A holiday or vacation spent on a farm.
  • Hearable: Electronic device worn in the ear which incorporates a computer or technical gadget to provide information, music, etc. e.g. applications related to fitness.
  • HENRY: Abbreviation of high earner not rich yet; refers to a person with an income between $100,000 and $250,000.
  • Hoody or hoodie: A person, especially a youth, wearing a hooded top.
  • Hotspot: Location in which wireless Internet access is available for example airports, hotels, train stations, etc.
  • Humblebrag: To say something with apparent modesty but at the same time actually boast about an achievement.
  • Hyperconnected: To be able to communicate and be instantly reachable through multiple devices with Internet connectivity (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.).
  • ICE number: In Case of Emergency. The telephone number of a friend or relative who should be contacted in an emergency situation. The ICE number is stored in your mobile phone and identified in your address book by the prefix ICE. ex: ICE1 or ICE Mum.
  • Impactful: Having a great impact or effect, or making a strong impression.
  • Infomania: Constantly checking and responding to email and text messages.
  • Infomercial: Blend of ’information’ and ‘commercial’. A short sponsored film, usually on television, which promotes a product in an instructive way. Infomercials aim at demonstrating the use and benefits of a product in order to encourage sales.
  • Infotainment: Blend of 'information' and 'entertainment'. A television program that combines journalism and entertainment, and presents a combination of news and entertaining content such as interviews and reviews. It bag   High-priced designer handbag that is the bag "of the moment", or a "must-have" item.
  • It girl: A girl who has become a celebrity more through intense media coverage than through any personal achievements (e.g. Paris Hilton).
  • Jigsaw family: A family which includes the children from each partner's previous relationship(s), in addition to any children they may have together.
  • Jumbrella: Blend of 'jumbo' and 'umbrella'. Very large umbrella set above tables outdoors at a coffee shop, pub or restaurant.
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