‘Sexting’ and ‘retweet’ added to the dictionary

The words are among 400 new entries to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.

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Among the 400 new entries are several related to social media, including “sexting,” “retweet,” and “woot.”

In case you’re curious about the official meaning of “woot,” the COED defines it as an informal exclamation, “(especially in electronic communication) used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph.”

The new entries are included in the centenary edition of the COED.

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