The question came up: If referring to a person as a word for a female body part in an insulting manner is sexist, then isn't calling a man a "boob" sexist? My first reaction was to simply say, "No, because a boob, in this sense has nothing to do with female body parts. It is a dunce, idiot, stupid or bumbling person, etc. And since part of that conversation was about whether using the word "hysterical" was sexist, even if one did not know the origin of the term, I thought I'd better look it boob up.
Boobs, the twins, titties, breasts - we've all probably got quite a few names we like to use when referring to our baps - and now someone has finally put them all in one wonderful list. Before scrolling down and reading the list put together by D-K cup lingerie expert Curvy Kate , try to write down as many as you can to see how you fare. Milky vibes:. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories.
Side-boob, humblebrag and Yolo among new words added to dictionary
Monday 05 August UK News feed. The latest intake of works to OxfordDictionaries. New entires include humblebrag, which refers to a post or comment made by someone that boasts about an achievement in the same sentence as a self-deprecating comment. Abbreviations that are often used on sites such as Twitter, where the number of characters that can be posed are limited, are also among the new entrants. These include adorbs, an adjective that is popular that means something is cute or adorable, and Yolo, favourite with teenagers which is an acronym of You Only Live Once.
These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent. The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.