Top 10 gender / age appropriate words of 2017

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Have you noticed how your language changes to fit trends that begin to invade your life?

Twitterati is a word in use since the advent of Twitter, Google is a frequently practised verb since the search engine came to dominate our lives.

And since men have shown a fondness for women’s wear and women have demonstrated their liking for some things once thought to be the domain of men, this too has given rise to new words.

Do you remember when grunge first came into the language? That was in 1987 when Mark Arm of Green River and Mudhoney first uses the word. It was originally used to describe a dirty sounding rock music genre “raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery”, and later came to mean dirt, grime. It also described a sloppy style of dress, representative of band members’ attitude towards clothing and appearance.

The list below is the top 10 gender/appropriate list that is most in use today

  1. Bromance (n): A close but non-sexual relationship between two men.
  2. Grrrl (n): A young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality (A blend of “Grrrr” and “Girl.”)
  3. Guyliner (n): Eyeliner that is worn by men.
  4. Jeggings (n): Tight-fitting stretch trousers for women, styled to resemble a pair of denim jeans.
  5. Mankini (n): A brief one-piece bathing garment for men, with a T-back.
  6. Mini-Me (n): A person closely resembling a smaller or younger version of another.
  7. Muffin Top (n): A roll of fat visible above the top of a pair of women’s tight-fitting low-waisted trousers.
  8. Screenager (n): A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet.
  9. Muggle (n): A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill.
  10. Noob (n): A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.

New Words List March 2017

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