Woot, retweet, sexting, mankini added to Oxford Dictionary

Woot, retweet, sexting, mankini added to Oxford Dictionary

Woot, retweet, sexting, mankini added to Oxford Dictionary

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by LINDSAY CHAMBERLAIN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 18 at 1:58 PM

More new-fangled techie words from the teenage vernacular have crept into Oxford's Dictionary, such as "retweet," "sexting," "woot," and "jeggings."

And those are only four of the 400 words added into the official Consise Oxford English Dictionary this year.

It now holds more than 240,000 words and their proper definitions (including <3, which was added last year -- we still don't know how to officially say that in conversation).

Our other favorite word that was added: mankini, which is officially described as "a brief one-piece bathing garment for men, with a T-back."'

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