THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
(noun) : exit
Submitted by: on Feb. 24, 2015 22:39
warphan (noun) : an orphan whose parents died in a war
The national news broadcast a report on the growing population of Syrian warphans due to the ongoing civil war.
Submitted by: on Feb. 23, 2015 05:57
vilomah (noun) : a parent whose child has died
Submitted by: Debora Green from Kansas on Feb. 22, 2015 12:00
(noun) : trivial administrative details
The administrivia keeps getting in the way of educational best practices.
Submitted by: Stacy Hawthorne from Oregon on Feb. 20, 2015 14:34
annoyitating (adjective) : annoying and irritating
Submitted by: Rkashyap from New York on Feb. 20, 2015 14:19
religiousist (adjective) : advocating or practicing discrimination based on religion
Stop being religiousist against him. He was just stating a fact.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 17, 2015 21:46
devicing (noun) : engaging in the use of electronic devices (such as tablets, smartphones, computers, etc.)
Our children are prohibited from devicing after 7:00pm.
Submitted by: Ellen A. Kaplan, mom of four from California on Feb. 16, 2015 12:00
(noun) : the intersection of differently pitched roof sections : the place where a roof changes pitch
The pitch break was created when the lower pitched shed roof was constructed at the edge of the higher pitched existing roof. —William C. Easton, Architectural drawings, May 1995
Submitted by: on Feb. 13, 2015 23:34
anacronym (noun) : an obsolete acronym
Submitted by: Joseph G. Hagloch from Ohio on Feb. 13, 2015 15:44
(noun) : a person who constantly asks for advice but does not follow it
She asks me for advice almost every day about the same thing, but never takes my advice and actually uses it. She's such an askhole!
Submitted by: Nick Elston from Nevada on Feb. 13, 2015 15:22
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