IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: The Newest Words in English 9

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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.
  • Netizen: Blend of 'internet' and 'citizen'. A person who spends an excessive amount of time on the internet.
  • Netpicker: A person who surfs the internet looking for information in order to impress others with their knowledge of current events.
  • Nevertiree: A person who continues to work after they have reached the age of retirement.
  • Newbie: A new member of any group, community, or activity.
  • Nonfrontational: The act of avoiding conflict or confrontation.
  • Nonliner: Someone who rarely or never uses the Internet, usually because they cannot access it.
  • Noogler: New Google employee
  • Notspot: An area where there is slow Internet access or no connection at all.
  • Noughties: The years between 2000 and 2009 which contain a 'nought' (zero), in the same way as other decades are called the 'thirties', 'sixties', etc .
  • Offshorable: Something that can be done or produced in another country, especially at reduced costs.
  • OH: Abbreviation of 'other half', a person's wife, husband or partner.
  • Omnishambles: A totally mismanaged situation characterized by numerous blunders and miscalculations.
  • Onesie: A one-piece garment for adults, rather like a baby’s sleeping suit, usually made of soft material and worn for relaxing or sleeping.
  • Optics: The way a situation appears to the general public, or the impression it gives.
  • Outernet: Traditional media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television) as opposed to the internet.
  • Overparenting: Being excessively protective of one's children in order to guarantee their safety and ensure their success in life.
  • Oversharing: Providing too much information on the Internet (credit card details, personal information, etc.) especially through social network sites.
  • Overworking class: A segment of today's working population where there is a desire or need to work long hours.
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