Twerking and Selfie added to the English dictionary

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The verb, to twerk…

Miley Cyrus VMA performance

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Twerking and selfies have officially become part of everyday vernacular as the words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, along with FOMO, pixie cut and digital detox.

Here's what else made the cut as demonstrated by celebrities…

1. Twerk
Miley claimed it by sticking her giant foam finger flag in it – but twerking has actually been around since the 90s (top fact). The 'informal' verb has been defined as, '[dancing] to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.'

Yep, that's it alright.



2. Selfie
Celebs love them, people who work out love them, people who like to pout love them, you can't escape from the selfie. Which is, '(noun) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.'



3. FOMO
A 'fear of missing out: anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.'

Tulisa's Birthday Beauty Look in Ibiza

© Instagram / Tulisa

Where them cool kids at?



4. Vom
To vomit (are we still using this?)

Justin Bieber shows off his abs as he walks around shirtless backstage

© Instagram / Justin Bieber

Bieber gave his fans a treat when he vommed on stage



5. Jorts
'Shorts made of denim fabric'. Finally.

Joey Essex wears short shorts on holiday

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Where them girls at, girls at...



6. Food baby
Isn't this a little Juno, 2007? But whatever. 'A protruding stomach caused by eating a large quantity of food and supposedly resembling that of a woman in the early stages of pregnancy.'

Juno

'It's probably just a food baby. Did you have a big lunch?'



7. Pixie Cut
'A woman's short hairstyle in which the hair is cropped in layers, typically so as to create a slightly tousled effect'

BEYONCE SHORT BLONDE PIXIE CROP HAIR

© Instagram / Beyonce

Beyoncé shows how it's done



8. Squee
'Used to express great delight or excitement'.

The example of this on the OED made us chuckle, 'Got a photo with him and he signed my book. Squee!' Civilisation as we know it has ended.

Victoria Beckham in China

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Fans of Victoria Beckham Squee-ing in China



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