‘Retweet’ is amongst the latest 400 words to be added to the newest Concise Oxford English Dictionary.
"These additions are just carrying on the tradition of a dictionary that has always sought to be progressive," said OED editor Angus Stevenson.
Other notable modern and technology-related words being added to the next edition include:
The dictionary entries are as follows:
(on the social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user)
a reposted or forwarded message on Twitter
the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature
the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone
Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc.
used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph