New words – 28 May 2018

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parennial noun [C]
a parent who is a member of the millennial generation, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s

Parennials spent their formative years steeped in personal technology. As a result they’re “high-information parents,” said Rebecca Parlakian, the program director for Zero to Three, an organization that has been studying new parents since 1977. “The good news is that parents know more about child development than ever before,” she said. “Google is the new grandparent, the new neighbor, the new nanny.”
[New York Times, 4 November 2017]

monster parent noun [C]
UK /ˈmɒn.stə.ˌpeə.rᵊnt/ US /ˈmɑːn.stɚ.ˌper.ᵊnt/
a parent who is excessively authoritarian and over-protective, and who tends to interfere in their children’s education

The monster parent has become a worryingly prevalent archetype in Hong Kong, and the problem appears to be worsening, experts say … Dr Ian Lam Chun-bun, associate professor and associate head in the department of early childhood education at the Education University, acknowledged that the stereotypical monster parent was becoming increasingly common. “I think it is a phenomenon that is intensifying in Hong Kong,” he said.
[South China Morning Post, 22 July 2017]

daddymoon noun [C]
a holiday taken by a man who is about to become a father, as a supposed last chance to relax with friends before the birth of his child

He found out about the concept from his buddy, J. C. Simbana, who went on his own daddymoon in Las Vegas last year, before the birth of his son. “Obviously baby showers are something that are in place and have been done for a while,” Mr. Simbana, 41, said. “I was looking for a way to celebrate with my friends, this transition in my life.”
[New York Times, 30 October 2017]

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27 thoughts on “New words – 28 May 2018

  1. Diana Maritza Acosta Lopez

    parenial a parent who is a member of the millennial generation, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s

  2. Martha Beatriz Diaz Sanchez

    I guess than
    parennial is a new word .An s es interesting for his meaning.

    a parent who is a member of the millennial generation, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s

  3. Martha Beatriz Diaz Sanchez

    The word cigarette has a meanig,

    A thin tube of paper filled with tobacco, that people smoke, and is Bad for the health.

  4. mumei

    I don’t really get what does millennium generation means.. And I don’t see much difference between people who have become parents before and after early 2000th

  5. Phúc Nguyễn

    I’m from VietNam.. i think there should be a word which is to say a gender-neutral third-person personal pronoun.

  6. Jose ANTONIO Borbon Verdugo.

    For a new english student is important Know new words. Iwould like memorizeit all word. Thanks for your information.

  7. Jose ANTONIO Borbon Verdugo.

    Word of the Day


    the unwanted breathing in of other people’s cigarette smoke, especially by people who do not smoke

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