New words – 2 November 2015


she shed noun informal a garden shed owned by and equipped for a woman

Is this the ultimate sanctuary? Rise of the SHE shed as more women demand an oasis of calm at the bottom of the garden away from the chaos of family life

[ 20 April 2015]


non-binary adjective denoting a gender identity that does not conform to the generally accepted binary of male or female

Miley’s #InstaPride campaign supports non-binary gender

[ 16 May 2015]

sugar adjective denoting liaisons between older, moneyed men and younger women in which money changes hands. The liaisons are often arranged online.

Rachel, 21, knows the dangers. A timid language student at another top university, she joined a sugar website while she was still at school after hearing her parents arguing about money.

[ 17 June 2015]

Sugar dating websites are not supposed to be a conduit for selling sex – that would put them in a tricky legal area. But only the naive could get the wrong end of the stick.

[ 17 June 2015]

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3 thoughts on “New words – 2 November 2015

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  2. victor short

    a word I have coined is graveycide……….it means to kill someone by pushing their face in a gravy filled Yorkshire Pudding at a carvery and drowning them in the gravy and trying to pass it off as a suicide…………particularly needed for unloved relatives.

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