Mansplain and helicopter-parent among 1,100 new words added to Oxford English Dictionary

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Mansplain and helicopter-parent among 1,100 new words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Feb 02 2018

More than 1,100 new words were included in the latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary's online edition, with more than 100 of them relating to parenting.

"Mansplain" also enters the dictionary for the first time. According to the OED, just 10 years ago the word did not exist, "but the verb (of a man: to explain something needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, especially to a woman, in a manner thought to reveal a patronising or chauvinistic attitude) and the concept it describes now have a firm foothold in the language".

Source: The Guardian

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