Every year Oxford Dictionary adds new words to its corpus. Considering the global situation, it is no surprise that the new words this season include ‘Sub-Prime Mortgage’ and ‘Credit Crunch’.
The other new words include:
Gorilla – the dominant contender within a particular sphere or activity
Locavore – those who eat only locally grown or produced food
Freegans – those who seek to retrieve and use discarded food and other goods
Vanity Sizing – assigning smaller sizes to clothing than is really the case to encourage sales
Slebs – CelebritiesFascinators – an item of ladies millinery
Muffin Top – a roll of fat visible above the top of a pair of women’s tight-fitting low-waisted trousers