'Retweet' Added to the Oxford Dictionary

‘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:

Cyberbullying
Sexting
Textspeak
Woot

The dictionary entries are as follows:

Retweet
Pronunciation:/riːˈtwiːt/
verb
(on the social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user)
Noun
a reposted or forwarded message on Twitter

Cyberbullying
Pronunciation:/ˈsʌɪbəˌbʊliɪŋ/
noun
the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature

Sexting
Pronunciation:/ˈsɛkstɪŋ/
noun
the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone

Textspeak
Pronunciation:/ˈteks(t)ˌspēk, /
noun
Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc.

Woot
Pronunciation:/wuːt/
exclamation
used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph

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