‘Brexit’ added to Oxford English Dictionary
Published: December 16, 2016
The word ‘Brexit’ has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It was one among the 1,500 new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this week. The dictionary has defined Brexit as: “The (proposed) withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and the political process associated with it. Sometimes used specifically with reference to the referendum held in the UK on 23 June 2016, in which a majority of voters favoured withdrawal from the EU.” The word Brexit entered into common usage after Britain opted out of 28-nation EU.
Another popular new coinage is the word ‘YouTubers’. It has been defined as “frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, especially someone who produces and appears in videos on the site.”