New Words & Slang (Merriam-Webster)

cyber hoarder (noun) : a person who saves excessive amounts of useless computer files (such as documents, images, etc.) on a computer drive.

 

ridiculati (noun) : people who are ridiculous or who do ridiculous things

The ridiculati are at it again, requiring two meetings to figure out how to order a paperclip.

 

intexticated

(adjective) : affected by or as if by texting excessively

 

manualize (verb) : to make manual : to convert from automatic to manual

 

ansatz (noun) : an educated guess

 

bonus mom (noun) : stepmother

 

cybersarcasm (noun) : sarcasm used in cyberspace

I was attempting cybersarcasm which generally results in miscommunication.

 

babblewhack (noun) : the kind of talk that goes on and on, yet makes absolutely no sense whatsoever

The salesman was full of babblewhack; he continued talking for seemingly forever, yet we could not make any sense of what he was saying. —Brian Schilling, 3/31/2011

 

bicredit (verb) : to give credit for something to two or more people

After hours of reviewing the contributions of the authors, they decided that the short story would have to be bicredited.

 

inservice (noun) : a lecture or presentation made to a group of specialists or professionals (as educators, physicians, or pharmacists) as a means of further training

The staff has been invited to attend an inservice on a new medical procedure.

 

aftertizer

(noun) : an after-dinner snack or dessert

 

insourcing (noun) : the procurement of goods or services needed for a business or organization from within that business or organization rather than from outside contractors

The service is the latest to express reservations about insourcing, a policy the Obama administration has backed, but that contractor advocates have said was being implemented without enough analysis. The policy is meant to ensure federal employees are overseeing “inherently governmental" work, like awarding contracts. —Marjorie Censer, Washington Post, February 7, 2011

 

cyberslacking (noun) : the use of the Internet at work for personal activities

One report last year from law firm Peninsula estimates thatcyberslacking on social networking sites is costing UK employers £130 million per day. —Claudine Beaumont, The Telegraph, June 20, 2008

 

gambleholic (noun) : one who gambles excessively or compulsively

 

recombobulate

(verb) : to return to a state of order, neatness, or efficienc

 

manify (verb) : to make more masculine or manly

 

glocalization

(noun) : globalization combined with a value placed on local needs and production

 

historize (verb) : to relate or provide the history of (something)

 

professionality

(noun) : the quality or state of being a professional

 

heliophobia

(noun) : fear of the sun

 

bullicide (noun) : suicide by a victim of bullying

All of these children — from places like Houston; Tehachapi, Calif.; and Rushkin, Fla. — killed themselves this year. Each was a victim of bullying, or what is now called “bullicide.” Many of these teens were also victims of anti-gay hate crimes. —Leslie Crawford, The Great Schools Blog, October 14, 2010

 

caffeinism (noun) : edginess and irritability caused by the consumption of too much caffeine

Remember the days when we used to talk about our problems over a cup of coffee? Well, now coffee is the problem… Taking stimulants and tranquilizers is like driving with your foot on the gas and the brakes at the same time. It’s all too easy for doctors to misdiagnose a case of out-and-out caffeinism… —John Hoime, Alternative Health Spas e-newsletter, September 17, 2010

 

dead zone

(noun) : an area in which wireless phone or Internet service is impossible

 

stroller (noun) : a piece of luggage with wheels and a telescopic handle

 

cyberchondriac (noun) : one who imagines physical ailments after reading about them on the Internet

 

wordrobe (noun) : one’s vocabulary

You can tell from her writing that she has an extensive wordrobe.

 

robocall

(noun) : an automated phone call that delivers a prerecorded message

 

nooner (noun) : a sexual encounter that takes place at noontime

 

Facebooker

(noun) : a person who uses Facebook

 

yestertech

(noun) : outdated technology

 

scrid (noun) : a small amount

She saved a scrid of her burger to give to her dog.

 

downscalator

(noun) : an escalator that is descending

 

agendize

(verb) : to include on an agenda

 

youtuber

(noun) : a person who posts or watches videos on YouTube

 

googlable

(adjective) : able to be found through a search on Google

 

skype

(verb) : to communicate by voice over the Internet using the Skype service

 

concisify

(verb) : to make concise

 

theosophia (noun) : knowledge of divine things

 

bacne

(noun) : acne on a person’s back

 

panphilosophy (noun) : a philosophy that seeks to explain all areas of human study

 

mysteriophile (noun) : a person who enjoys reading mystery novels

 

numismaphobic (adjective) : having a pathological fear or loathing of coins

 

grammarize (verb) : to make something grammatically correct : to correct the grammar used in speech or writing

 

w8 (abbreviation) : wait

w8 for me when you get there.

 

greenovative (adjective) : innovative in green technology

The public and private sectors are becoming greenovative in their environmental and technology investments to reduce their carbon footprints. —Karen Stewartson,

 

numismatize (verb) : to inspect various forms of currency

“If I had a pile of pennies on my desk, I could numismatize for hours."

 

yappery (verb) : needless speech that stalls, delays, or filibusters

The meeting ended before I was able to ask a question due to his artful yappery. —Don Carton

 

cyberblasted

(adjective) : having one’s character assassinated through true or false statements using the social networks of the Internet

 

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