New words – 5 September 2016

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grip-lit noun a genre of novel that has an exciting psychological storyline

The Bookseller magazine remembers otherwise. In a puzzling article in its most recent issue, it refers to ‘grip-lit’ (AKA the gripping psychological thriller) in a way that suggests it is a trend belonging to last year and, if we’re lucky, this year too […]

[www.theguardian.com/ 29 January 2016]

hunkvertising noun informal the use of pictures of attractive, scantily-clad young men to advertise products

Beckham in his pants and David Gandy in his swimming trunks: How ‘hunkvertising’ has put men under pressure to get the perfect body

[www.dailymail.co.uk 27 January 2016]

sad rap noun a form of slow rap music with emotionally intense lyrics

Hopsin is a kind of new rapper who has great potential, but this song just doesn’t cut it, there’s plenty other sad rap songs that belong in this spot.

[www.thetoptens.com 04 January 2016]

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7 thoughts on “New words – 5 September 2016

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  4. Glória Anaruma

    Eu tenho utilizado muito o Cambridge Dictionary porque é fiel aos verdadeiros costumes das pessoas que moram no reino Unido. Por exemplo hoje me mandaram “MKAH”. Quando eu perguntei a pessoa o que significava ela disse “beijos”. No Cambridge Dictionay confirmou isto, em outros sites no google o significado explica muito diferente. Em quem acreditarei? Num nativo e não no site.

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