Are these real words?

My friend S recently told me that the interjection “add oil” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. “Add oil” or 加油, pronounced GA you in Cantonese, can be roughly translated as “go, go, go!”– an encouragement to someone in a sport completion, for example.

The English language has just over one million words. The number has always been gradually increasing, as more people are speaking it, coining new words for new environments, which together with technological progress necessitates the creation of even more vocabulary. The following are officially English words, at least according to the Oxford Dictionary. So if you are
a nerdy wordie, read on:

Glamping
Oxford dictionary definition: A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

Origin: Early 21st century: blend of glamorous and camping.

Kettlebell
Oxford definition: A large cast-iron ball-shaped weight with a single handle.

Matcha
Oxford definition: Powdered green tea leaves, dissolved in hot water to make tea or used as flavouring.

Origin: Japanese, from matsu ‘to rub’ + cha ‘tea’, from Chinese (Mandarin dialect) chá (see tea).

Jeggings
Oxford definition: Tight-fitting stretch trousers for women, styled to resemble a pair of denim jeans.

Origin: Early 21st century: blend of jeans and leggings.

Bralette
Oxford definition: A tight-fitting crop top with thin straps.

In U.S.: An unlined bra without underwires or a clasp.

Origin: 1950s (with reference to a corset-like bra): from bra + -let.

Broadband
Oxford definition: A high-capacity transmission technique using a wide range of frequencies, which enables a large number of messages to be communicated simultaneously.

Audible
Oxford definition: Able to be heard.

In American Football: A change of playing tactics called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage.

Origin: Late 15th century: from late Latin audibilis, from audire ‘hear’.

Oppo
Oxford definition: A colleague or friend.

As a noun in the U.S.: short for opposition research

Origin: 1930s: abbreviation of opposite number.

Facebook
Oxford definition: Spend time using the social networking website Facebook.

Origin: Early 21st century: from Facebook, the proprietary name of the social networking website.

Uber
Oxford definition: As a combining form – Denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.

Origin: German über ‘over’, after Übermensch.

If you’d like to learn more “baby” words, click the following link. If you have trouble opening it, try copy-and-paste it to your search engine.

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