The Oxford English Dictionary recently released their list of added words as part of their June update to the more than 150-year old publication. This interesting information came to us from ABC out of Australia in their article, “Budgie smugglers: Australian slang term officially added to Oxford English Dictionary.”

Among the 1,000+ word list were budgie smugglers, Goldilocks economy, hockey mom, and folktronica. The definition of those are as follows:

  • Budgie Smugglers: Tight fitting style of male swimming trunks
  • Goldilocks economy: An economy that is not too hot or cold, in other words sustains moderate economic growth, and that has low inflation
  • Hockey mom: Mothers who take their children to hockey rinks often
  • Folktronica: A style of popular music incorporating elements of folk and electronic music

Click here to see a full list of the new words, subentries, and senses added in this update.

Melody K. Smith

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