The Oxford English Dictionary always tries to stay up to date with new words that have become part of everyday vocabulary. It's a great way to ensure that dictionaries don't become outdated and people still have a reason to use them.
Dictionaries can actually be pretty influential on the way we speak and the words we choose to use. If they didn't update, then we'd still be using slang from the dawn of time.
Recently, they've given Canada a shoutout by including a whole bunch of "Canadianisms" that are used pretty much exclusively in the Great North. You've probably heard of some of them, and some of them seem too weird to be true.
Most importantly, Trudeaumania is now officially a word. That's right! You can use it in an essay and your teacher can't say shit.
🇨🇦 We've added a batch of Canadian words to our free online dictionary of English, including 'kitchen party', 'fuddle duddle', and 'Trudeaumania'! 🇨🇦 https://t.co/14kLIMz7HW
Meaning "extreme enthusiasm" for either father or son Trudeau, this word has rapidly become part of Canada's vocabulary. It only makes sense that it be added to the dictionary.
But this isn't the only new Canada-themed word that is now official. Here are some other terms that the Oxford dictionary now accepts:
Bunny hug: A term used is Saskatchewan that means hoodie.
Booze can: Bar without a permit
Bargoon: Slang for a bargain
Idiot strings: Strings used to keep your mittens closed
Kitchen party: Informal house party with song and dance
Stagette: A bachelorette or hen party
Gong show: A situation or event marked by chaos and incompetence