New words – 21 January 2013

flirtationship noun informal a relationship that consists chiefly of flirting

‘Hey, are you and so-and-so dating?’ If you get this question a lot, along with raised eyebrows and winks from your mutual friends, chances are you’re in a flirtationship.

[www.howtoputthefunbackintodating.com 29 August 2012]

mansplain verb informal (of a man) to explain something patronisingly to a woman

Lupe Fiasco Mansplains Some More in the Video for ‘Bitch Bad’

[www.spin.com 23 August 2012]

wifestyle noun informal what sort of wife you are

Your choice of ‘wifestyle’: be like Kate Moss or Kate Middleton

[www.newstatesman.com 02 July 2012]

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