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10 more words from the Cambridge Dictionary blog


By Adrian Curtis


Do you know your doorbuster from your vegducken?
Do you know your doorbuster from your vegducken?

How many do you know?

Helen Freeman from Cambridge University Press, which publishes the Cambridge Dictionary
Helen Freeman from Cambridge University Press, which publishes the Cambridge Dictionary

As we’ve reported, the word populism was the word of the year for 2017 in the Cambridge Dictionary, but here are 10 more new words from the Cambridge Dictionary blog, and their meanings:

Omurice: A Japanese dish consisting of an omelette filled with fried rice and topped with ketchup.

Birchwater: A drink made from the sap of the birch tree, said to have health-giving properties.

Vegducken: A cooked dish consisting of three different types of vegetables placed inside each other.

Doorbuster: An article that is sold very cheaply in order to attract customers into a shop and make them buy other, more expensive, things.

Rovable: A very small robot that can be worn on your body and can carry out a number of different tasks.

Femoir: A book or other piece of writing based on a female writer’s personal knowledge and experiences, written from a feminist viewpoint.

Flybrary: A collection of books at an airport or on an aeroplane that people can borrow to read during their flight.

Snackadium: A selection of snack foods arranged in the form of an American football stadium, usually served to a group of people who are watching the annual Super Bowl game.

Manfant: An adult male who behaves like a young child.

Funsultant: Someone who advises employees on how to make the company a more fun place to work.



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