New words – 4 March 2013March 4, 2013
jel abbreviation informal jealous
Oh God, I’m jel!
[Heard in conversation (woman, 30s) 20 September 2012]
mob noun informal someone with a snobbish take on modern trends; a modern snob
Meet the ‘modern snobs’ (aka Mobs) – the sort of people who only watch TV dramas with subtitles.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 20 August 2012]
selfie noun informal a photograph taken of yourself, often for the purposes of posting on a social-networking website
‘The Newsroom’ Reacts To Allison Pill’s Nude Selfie
[www.buzzfeed.com 18 September 2012]
swag noun slang the quality of being accomplished, impressive, etc.
He’s got swag.
[Heard in conversation (teenage speaker) 30 Jul 2012]