Chemmie Squier | Acting Fashion & Beauty Editor | Monday, 15 February 2016

Find Out What Word Entered The Dictionary The Year You Were Born

Find Out Which Word Entered The Dictionary The Year You Were Born

The Debrief: Shoutout to all the other 'nu skool' peeps

Did you know that ‘Nowheresville’ entered the dictionary way back in 1954? What about ‘chill pill’ in 1981? Of course you didn’t, but now you do.

Unbeknownst to us before 10am this morning, The Oxford English Dictionary have got a birthday word generator which tells you what word entered the dictionary in specific years.

My year of birth? That was the year of ’Nu skool’, obviously. There are some right crackers in there, so here's 1980 through to 2004...

1980 - Foodie

1981 - Chill pill

1982 - Downloadable

1983 - Air guitar

1984 - Shopaholic

1985 - Gobsmacked

1986 - Channel surf

1987 - Bazillionaire

1988 - Beatbox

1989 - Crowd-surfing

1990 - Emoticon

1991- Nu Skool

1992 - Poptastic

1993 - Geeksville

1994 - Deadlock

1995 - Scratchiti

1996 - Gastropub

1997 - Muggle

1998 - Hacktivism

1999 - Bling

2000 - Fauxhawk

2001 - Bromance

2002 - Parkour

2003 - Flash mob

2004 - Podcast

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