"Twerk," which has been around for about 20 years, officially shook its way into the mainstream vernacular – and onto the databases of the Oxford English Online Dictionary.
To reflect the ongoing changes in technology, social media lingo and fashion, Britain's Oxford Dictionaries will officially include the hip-thrusting dance move as a part of its quarterly update, along with some other buzzworthy phrases such as selfie, girl crush, FOMO (fear of missing out), jorts and derpy. Srsly!
At a loss for words? Don't fret. Here's a quick guide on how to incorporate the newest dictionary additions into your everyday vocabulary.
1. Twerk (verb), dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.
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2. Selfie (noun) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
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3. FOMO (fear of missing out) (noun) anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website
4. Girl Crush (noun) an intense and typically non-sexual liking or admiration felt by one woman or girl for another.
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5. Jorts (noun) denim shorts.
6. Derp (exclamation) (also herp derp) used as a substitute for speech regarded as meaningless or stupid, or to comment on a foolish or stupid action.
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