New words – 11 February 2013

blanket shrug noun a woollen cape-like garment that opens at the front

Blanket shrugs get even hotter this year.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 17 September 2012]

dench adjective slang very good; cool

He said: ‘When he says DENCH around the boss I don’t think he knows what’s going on’.

[www.thesun.co.uk 20 September 2012]

facekini noun a face mask worn on the beach to avoid facial tanning

In China, some are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting a bit of sun with a new item of beachwear – dubbed the
Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province.

[http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com 21 August 2012]

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