Monday, 10 February 2014


Word Meaning
Gastropub A pub which, in addition to beer and alcoholic drinks, offers gastronomic cuisine.
Gastrosexuals A new generation of men who see cooking more as a hobby than
a household chore, and use their cooking skills to impress friends and potential partners.
Gastrosexuals A new generation of men who see cooking more as a hobby than
a household chore, and use their cooking skills to impress friends and potential partners.
Geek A person obsessively concentrated on a particular interest, especially new technological devices.
Glad rags Your best clothes or dressy clothes you wear on special occasions.
Glamping Blend of 'glamour' and 'camping'. Luxury camping : sleeping in the open but with every comfort including cooking equipment.
Glass cliff Refers to a situation where women are selected for positions when there is a strong likelihood of failure.
Gran-lit Blend of 'granny' and 'literature'.
Books that appeal more to older people.
Greycation Going on holiday or vacation with grandparents in order to reduce the cost.
Guesstimate Blend of 'guess' and 'estimate'. A rough estimate without any claim of accuracy.
Hacktivist A person who manipulates information on the internet in order to transmit a message, usually political.
Hashtag The # symbol (hashtag) is used on social networking services such as Twitter to identify a keyword or topic of interest and search for messages (tweets) related to the subject.
Hater A social networking app which allows people to share their dislikes.
Haycation A holiday or vacation spent on a farm.
HENRY Abbreviation of high earner not rich yet; refers to a person with an income between $100,000 and $250,000.
Hoody or hoodie A person, especially a youth, wearing a hooded top.
Hotspot Location in which wireless Internet access is available for example airports, hotels, train stations, etc.
ICE number In Case of Emergency
The telephone number of a friend or relative who should be contacted in an emergency situation. The ICE number is stored in your mobile phone and identified in your address book by the prefix ICE.
ex: ICE1 or ICE Mum.
Impactful Having a great impact or effect, or making a strong impression.
Infomania Constantly checking and responding to email and text messages.
Infotainment Blend of 'information' and 'entertainment'. Online services connected to information and leisure activities.
It bag High-priced designer handbag that is the bag "of the moment", or
a "must-have" item.
It girl A girl who has become a celebrity more through intense media coverage than through any personal achievements (e.g. Paris Hilton).
Jigsaw family A family which includes the children from each partner's previous relationship(s), in addition to any children they may have together.
Jumbrella Blend of 'jumbo' and 'umbrella'. Very large umbrella set above tables outdoors at a coffee shop, pub or restaurant.
Landline A telephone connected to wires in a fixed location as opposed to
a mobile or cell phone.
Laymanise/laymanize To simplify technical information so that it can be understood by ordinary people or non-specialists.
Locavore A person who only eats food produced locally.
Mailbomb To deliberately try to disrupt another computer system by sending massive amounts of email to it.
Me time A period of time spent exclusively on yourself doing something that you enjoy and allows you to relax.
Meh Interjection used to express indifference or to show that one simply does not care. Equivalent to shrugging one’s shoulders.
Used as an adjective it means 'mediocre'.
Meritocracy The idea that merit and individual effort determine one's success rather than wealth or birth.
Mocktail Non-alcoholic drink that looks like a cocktail.
Nail tat A temporary tattoo applied to the nails.
Nano break A one-night holiday, or going away from home for one night.
Netbook Small laptop computer which weighs less than 3 pounds and has
a 7 to 10 inch screen.
Netiquette Blend of 'network' and 'etiquette'. Set of rules governing appropriate behaviour and courtesy on the internet.
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.

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