cool-over noun informal a makeover that makes something or someone more stylish and fashionable
Rachel Evans, 22, gives corduroy a cool-over with geek-chic extras. [Grazia (UK celebrity magazine)] 15 Nov 2010
eye-gazing party noun a dating trend based on the practice of speed-dating in which participants do not speak to each other but instead, gaze at each other for a set amount of time before moving on
Eye-gazing parties aren’t the only new dating trend out there. [Marie-Claire (UK women’s magazine)] Dec 2010
favourite verb to mark a web page as a favourite on your browser
A lot of people said they’d favourited it. [BBC Radio 4] 05 Nov 2010
tweetheart noun a friend or lover that you communicate with via Twitter
Gathering of Tweethearts at Chili’s [www.iamthewitch.com (headline)] 07 Oct 2010
6 thoughts on “New words – 14 February 2011”
Thanks for this research! It was great fun to learn new these new words! Most of all I like thisone – “eye-gazing party”
I think “tweetheart” is abs great:)
i would like to learn compridge university short course thanks
FACELIZATION is what I do keep in touch with my students 🙂 We love to FACELIZE!
It’s such a helpful tool to be used to improve or enhance English altogether.
It is quite amusing to see that “peng” is about to be added to the English dictionary! My favourite is “sofalise”, haha love it!