New words – 22 December 2014


tweleb noun informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter)

There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

[ 03 June 2014]


Twag noun informal, humorous tennis wives and girlfriends: the wives and girlfriends of prominent male tennis players

Forget football, here come the TWAGs (that’s tennis wives and girlfriends): Meet the glamorous partners set to light up Centre Court at Wimbledon this week

[ 23 June 2014]

Kipper noun informal a member or supporter of the UK Independence Party

Asked to explain the party’s failure in London, Ukip’s Suzanne Evans was asked if she agreed with the Kipper who had said the problem was that the capital was too full of the ‘cultured, educated and young’.

[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 24 May 2014]

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4 thoughts on “New words – 22 December 2014

  1. Hello, thank you for the posting. I want to get clarification on Twag: Shouldn’t all letters in this abbreviation be strictly written in upper case? Or isn’t there any differences between Twag and TWAG?

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