New words – 14 November 2016

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socialating noun [U] UK /ˈsəʊ.ʃə.leɪ.tɪŋ/, US /ˈsoʊ.ʃə.leɪ.tɪŋ
the practice of combining a romantic date with a social outing with friends

Socialating means pretty much what it sounds like – sociable dating – and is a growing trend amongst people who like to mix meeting new people with hanging out with their mates.
[www.mysinglefriend.com 27 April 2016]

ghosting noun [U] UK /’gəʊs.tɪŋ/, US /’goʊs.tɪŋ/
the practice of ending a romantic relationship by suddenly breaking off contact with the other person

There’s now officially a word for that weird phase out/disappearing act that people can do to end a relationship before pretty much ceasing contact all together – and it’s called ‘ghosting’.
[Marie Claire 12 September 2016]

TWAG noun [C] /twæg/
tech wife and girlfriend: the wife or girlfriend of a entrepreneur in the technology industry

Silicon Valley has become the new Hollywood, as moguls and social media barons take over from film stars and sportsmen not just on rich lists, but as alpha men. Being a co-founder of a company is this decade’s equivalent to being a rock star or a chef. If their attractiveness to models and actresses proves anything, then being a TWAG […] is a ‘thing’.
[The Sun 25 July 2016]

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7 thoughts on “New words – 14 November 2016

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  4. Kathleen

    How obnoxious to name a person (woman particularly) in connection only to her relationship to her “tech entrepreneur escort/significant other. My stomach is turned. Ban the phrase, please.

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