New words that entered the dictionary 2011
Auto-complete A software feature that uses text already entered in a given field to predict or generate
the characters the user is likely to enter next; familiar to anyone who has used
predictive text or search boxes on websites.
Boomerang child young adult who returns to live at his or her family home especially for financial reasons.
Bromance a close non-sexual relationship between men.
Clickjacking a malicious technique of tricking Web users into revealing confidential information or
taking control of their computer while clicking on seemingly innocuous web pages.
Crowdsourcing obtaining information from a large group of people who contribute on-line
Duatholon – three partlong-distance race with a running phase, a bicycling phase, and a final running phase
earworm A catchy tune or piece of music which persistently stays in a person's mind, esp. to the
point of irritation
green fuel (a type of) fuel, esp. biofuel, which is regarded as less harmful to the environment than
Helicopter parent a parent who is overly involved in the life of his/her child
m-commerce - a business transaction conducted using a mobile device
Phablet – Phone + tablet made famous by Samsung ‘Note’
cryonaut n. A person who is cryogenically preserved with a view to being revived in the distant future.
Thanks to Mariam Webster, OED