New words – 12 June 2017

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ambient tea noun [C and U]
/ˈæm.bi.ənt.tiː/
a type of tea served at room temperature, usually with food

Ambient tea … feels appropriate for service with fine food as it can be poured from a bottle or decanter into glasses at a temperature that creates no condensation on the glass and is pleasant to hold in one’s hands.
[www.postcardteahouse.com, 14 December 2016]

golden milk noun [C and U]
UK /ˈgəʊl.dᵊn.mɪlk/ US /ˈgoʊl.dᵊn.mɪlk/
a type of drink made with coconut milk, turmeric and sometimes other ingredients

Used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, golden milk is a combination of the powerful spice turmeric, coconut milk, and sometimes coconut oil.
[www.popsugar.co.uk, 21 June 2016]

mindful drinking noun [U]
/ˈmaɪnd.fᵊl.drɪŋ.kɪŋ/
the activity of consuming little or no alcohol at social events

Forget pub crawls – increasing numbers of young people are replacing beer and wine with “mindful drinking” – where abstinence, not alcohol, is all the rage.
[The Observer, 26 February 2017]

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3 thoughts on “New words – 12 June 2017

  1. Tasorius

    I disagree with the idea that a word needs to be used a lot to belong in a dictionary.
    Online dictionaries shouldn’t be treated the same way as physical dictionaries.

  2. Prof. Dr. Rolf Prümmer

    I agree with the idea that a word needs to be used a lot to belong in a dictionary.
    Online dictionaries should be treated the same way as phsical dicionaries.

    The reason is: if I as a person not knowing the word and hearing it the first time, I shoulb be able to took it up.

    1. Tasorius

      That makes no sense at all…
      If you want to be able to look a word up, you should want obscure words to also be in a dictionary.
      There is no reason not to add a word to an online dictionary.
      It shouldn’t follow the same rules as a physical dictionary, because there is no space limit, and it’s easy to add a word.

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