Oxford Dictionary Validates Your Banter, Adds Beer O’Clock, Bruh, Brain Fart

I tell you, the Oxford Dictionary routinely updates its database with various words and phrases that have entered the lexicon thanks to the internet and the ever-evolving nature of the English language. But this time? This time they’ve bloody well nailed it.

The Oxford Dictionaries – which is the more modern arm of the book that focuses on slang and modern vernacular, rather than the stuffy traditional Oxford English Dictionary which is strictly about the Queen’s – has announced its latest raft of entries, and it contains a few doozies.
Among the litany of new words like butthurt, fur baby, mkay, and Redditor are the glorious terms Beer o’clock and Wine o’clock.
Frankly, both of these are well overdue for official recognition. But Oxford made up for that egregious oversight by smashing the definition out of the park.
On both, it is simply “an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer or wine.” It provides nothing in the way of actual time definitions, which is as it should. Because now the ACTUAL OFFICIAL DEFINITION of beer and wine o’clock is essentially “whenever the FUCK I feel like it.”
This is truly a joyous day for us all, people. A day for celebrating and declaring beer/wine o’clock in observance.
Other outstanding inclusions include Mx (a formal title for those who don’t identify as male or female, or who do not wish to identify their gender), MacGyver as a verb, butt dial, and the pro-wrestling term kayfabe.
Also Anzac Biscuit has been included for the first time, which is confusing AF for a number of reasons.
Here’s a big selection from the list of new words:
awesomesauce – adj. extremely good; excellent
bants – noun. playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter
beer o’clock – noun. an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer
brain fart – noun. a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly
bruh – noun. a male friend (often used as a form of address)
butt dial – verb. inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket
butthurt – adj. overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful
cakeage – noun. a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves
cat cafe – noun. a cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises
fat-shame – verb. cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size
fur baby – noun. a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal
hangry – adj. bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger
kayfabe – noun. (in professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic
MacGyver – verb. make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand
manic pixie dream girl – noun. (especially in film) a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealingly quirky, whose main purpose within the narrative is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist
manspreading – noun. the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as the encroach on an adjacent seat or seats
mic drop – noun. an instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive
Mx – noun. a title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female
rando – noun. a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour
Redditor – noun. a registered user of the website Reddit
social justice warrior – noun. (derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views
subreddit – noun. a forum dedicated to a specific topic on the website Reddit
weak sauce – noun. something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality
wine o’clock – noun. an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine