Scrabble accepts 2,862 new words as it includes terms such as sharenting, blud and BAE

Point scoring: 2,862 new words have been added to the Scrabble dictionary

Sharenting, blud and bae are among the words to be added to the board game Scrabble.

The youth culture slang phrases are counted among the list of 2,862 words, which have been updated for the first update since 2015.

Dictionary publisher Collins, which compiles the list, has also included ‘manspreading’ – when a man spreads his legs in public.

Collins looks at terms from Australia, Canada, South Africa, the US and UK and includes new words based on trends and spikes in usage.

Point scoring: 2,862 new words have been added to the Scrabble dictionary

Point scoring: 2,862 new words have been added to the Scrabble dictionary

Reflecting this, the word ‘incel’ – involuntary celibate – has made the list, as has ‘antivaxxer’ and ‘dox’ – to share someone’s personal information online.

Political analysis has introduced the term ‘post-truth’ and, perhaps influenced by hit BBC series Bodyguard, the Russian word ‘kompromat’ has made the list.

It refers to potentially compromising documents and photographs. The offence of ‘upskirting’ is another addition to the Scrabble repertoire.

Manspreading also makes it on the list of new words on the board game

Manspreading also makes it on the list of new words on the board game

Political phrases such as ‘Antifa’ – to describe an anti-fascist movement – and ‘Remainer’ and ‘omnishambles’ – a mismanaged situation – have also been added.

Among the more high-scoring new words is ‘aquafaba’, a vegan replacement for egg whites.

Other trendy food added include pork paste ‘nduja’, spicy sauce ‘sriracha’ and ‘matcha’ – Japanese green tea.

Helen Newstead from Collins, said: ‘We select new words by looking for language trends and spikes in usage in the Collins Corpus, a six-billion-word database of the English language, and gender identity is one of the areas that has seen an increase in the number of new words.’

The official Scrabble Words list for 2019 has added the new entries to the existing 276,000 accepted words.

They also include ‘transperson’, ‘genderqueer’ and ‘cisgender’ to reflect the changes in gender identity in a new catalogue of acceptable words to reflect ‘many areas of contemporary life’.

The term ‘transphobia’ – to describe someone who is prejudiced against transgender people – and ‘misgender’ – referring to someone as the wrong gender – have also been included.

YOWZA WORDIE, IT’S THE LIST OF NEW SCRABBLE TERMS. CAPICHE?

Slang Words and Youth Culture

BAE sweetheart or lover (5 points)

BLUD friend (7 points)

CAPICHE do you understand? (16 points)

CAPISH do you understand? (13 points)

EW expression of disgust (5 points)

FLEEK as in ‘on fleek’, stylish (12 points)

GLOOMSTER person with a gloomy outlook (12 points)

INSTAGRAM share (a photo) using the Instagram app (12 points)

OK okay (6 points)

OVERSHARE share too much about oneself (15 points)

PREGGO pregnant (10 points)

RELLO relative (5 points)

SMACKEROO loud kiss (17 points)

YOWZA used to express enthusiasm or excitement (20 points)

Politics and Current Affairs

AGENDER of a person who does not identify with a gender (9 points)

ANTIFA antifascist organisation (9 points)

BIOPLASTIC organic plastic (16 points)

CISGENDER having an assigned birth gender and gender identity that are the same (13 points)

FATBERG large mass of fat in a sewer (13 points)

GENDERQUEER person with a non-traditional gender identity (22 points)

KOMPROMAT potentially damaging documents, photographs, etc kept for blackmail (19 points)

MANSPLAIN instance of a man explaining something to a woman in a condescending way (13 points)

MANSPREADING when a male passenger spreads his legs into the seats beside him (18 points)

MISGENDER refer to a person as the wrong gender (13 points)

OMNISHAMBLES thoroughly mismanaged situation (21 points)

POSTTRUTH relating to a culture in which appeals to the emotions prevail over facts and logic (14 points)

REMAINER person who remains (10 points)

SHEBAGGING when a female passenger places her bag on the seat beside her (18 points)

TRANSPERSON transgender or transsexual person (13 points)

TRANSPHOBIA hatred or fear of transgender people (18 points)

UPSKIRTING taking photographs under a woman’s skirt or dress without consent (17 points)

ZE gender-neutral pronoun (11 points)

Modern Lifestyles

AFTERBURN burning of calories after exercise (14 points)

ATHLEISURE wearing sports clothes as leisurewear (13 points)

BABYMOON early period of new parenthood (17 points)

BICURIOUS showing an interest in bisexuality (13 points)

BINGEABLE easy to consume in large quantities (14 points)

BIZJET small aeroplane used by businesspeople (24 points)

BURQUINI swimming costume covering the whole body apart from the face, hands and feet (19 points)

DANCECORE type of electronic dance music (14 points)

FREEMIUM free service with paid additional options (15 points)

HENCH fit and muscular (13 points)

INCEL involuntary celibate (7 points)

NORMCORE deliberately normal style of dress (12 points)

OVERSHARE share too much about oneself (15 points)

SHARENTING sharing news, images, etc of one’s children on social media (14 points)

WORDIE lover of words (10 points)

ZEN state of calm attentiveness (12 points)

Food

AQUAFABA vegan substitute for egg whites (22 points)

ARANCINI fried rice balls with savoury filling (10 points)

BANGBELLY dense cake with sweet and savoury ingredients (17 points)

BAO steamed dumpling (5 points)

BUTTERCREAM type of thick, sweet icing (17 points)

JAMBUSTER jelly-filled doughnut (20 points)

JOLLOF as in jollof rice, a West African dish made from rice and meat or fish (16 points)

MACARON small round meringue cake with two halves sandwiching a filling (11 points)

MATCHA Japanese green tea (13 points)

NDUJA spicy pork paste (13 points)

SAMMIE sandwich (10 points)

SCRUNCHIN small crisp piece of fried pork fat (16 points)

SRIRACHA type of spicy sauce (13 points)

Technology

BLOCKCHAIN system for storing digital currency transactions (23 points)

CLEANTECH clean technology (16 points)

DOX publish someone’s personal information on the internet (11 points)

FINTECH financial services technology (15 points)

HACKERAZZO person who hacks a celebrity’s personal computer (27 points)

SMISHING phishing via text messages (14 points)

Scrabble interest

ANTIVAXXER person opposed to vaccination (19 points)

BEZELLESS without a bezel (20 points)

BURQUINI swimming costume covering the whole body apart from the face, hands and feet (19 points)

EW expression of disgust (5 points)

EXOME part of the genome consisting of exons (14 points)

EXTROPIAN believer in extropy (18 points)

JUGAAD (in Indian English) problem solving (15 points)

OK okay (6 points)

QAPIK monetary unit of Azerbaijan (20 points)

UME sour Japanese fruit (5 points)

VAX vaccination, vaccine (13 points)

YOWZA used to express enthusiasm or excitement (20 points)

ZE gender-neutral pronoun (11 points)

ZEN state of calm attentiveness (12 points)

ZOMBOID resembling a zombie (21 points)

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