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Oxford English Dictionary gets a significant Star Wars update

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The Force is solid with the Oxford English Dictionary. That is on account of an update to its rundown of words which highlight four rather significant Star Wars terms.

Those words include: Jedi, lightsabre, Padawan, and power (styled in that capacity).

In the OED’s new words list, distributed in Oct. 2019, three “completely new headword sections” were distributed. That implies they’re totally new words that have never showed up in the lexicon.

Jedi, n.: In the anecdotal universe of the Star Wars films: an individual from a request for gallant, talented warrior priests who can outfit the otherworldly intensity of…

lightsabre, n.: In the anecdotal universe of the Star Wars films: a weapon looking like a sword, however having a dangerous light emission instead of a sharp edge. Additionally: a…

Padawan, n.: In the anecdotal universe of the Star Wars films: an understudy Jedi (see Jedi n.). Additionally (frequently amusingly) in broadened and suggestive use: a young…

Another sense was added to the current section for “power” — which has existed in the word reference for quite a while, given its numerous implications.

power, n.1 sense Additions: With the and essentially with capital starting. In the anecdotal universe of the Star Wars films: a magical widespread vitality field which certain…

There are a couple of other intriguing augmentations to the lexicon, predominantly “chillax” — a word that was promptly rendered uncool the minute previous UK Prime Minister David Cameron named it as one of his end of the week exercises.

chillax, v.: intransitive. To quiet down and unwind; to relax, to chill (see chill v. augmentations 4). Regularly in goal: ‘unwind’, ‘quiet down’.

Among different increases, you’ll discover “digital money,” “circle yank,” “whatevs,” “buck stripped,” and “promposal.”

We should trust “hog on the floor” and “dead-catting” make one year from now’s promise list.

 

 

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