New words – 17 November 2014

silversplicer

silver splicer noun informal a person who marries in later life

Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’
Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

[www.telegraph.co.uk 12 June 2014]

 

SBNR abbreviation spiritual but not religious; used especially on dating websites

A few minutes on Google revealed that SBNR is more than just an acronym. One in three Americans defined themselves as spiritual but not religious.

[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ 24 May 2014]

brotherzone noun informal a category of friendship where a man is like a brother to a woman, and therefore not a potential sexual partner

In my experience the ‘brotherzone’ is a lot more fun, when it’s short term/you have other female ‘friends’ cause 95 per cent of men will ‘slip-up’ before the girl. then [sic] they just end up looking sad and desperate.

[http://m.tickld.com/ 11 May 2014]

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