‘Asbo’ and ‘chav’ added to dictionary

I’m not sure exactly how many of the 1500 “new” words added to the Collins English Dictionary I will be splipping into my writing but here’s a selection so that readers can cross-check:

Adultescent
Asbo
Bouncebackability
Brand Nazi
Chav
Chavette
Chavish
Chavtastic
Exhibition killing
Ned
Property porn
Retrosexual
Skanger
Squeaky-burn time
Tapping up
Yarco

Old William must be turning in his grave, either that or jumping with glee at the idea that the language is just as dynamic today as it was in his time!

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Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rock god.