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It's beer o'clock ..time for bants; ...That'll be awesomesauce, bruh*.

Byline: SALLY WARDLE

IF you're hangry and some manspreading rando is riling you up, these snackable definitions should help, mkay?

The latest slang phrases added to OxfordDictionaries.com have been revealed - reflecting evolving cultural, political and social norms.

Hangry (angry due to hunger), manspreading (encroaching on a neighbouring seat) and rando (a stranger acting oddly) are among the 1,000 new words. Snackable (an easy read) and mkay (OK), joined the online dictionary after gaining widespread use, along with beer o'clock, bants, awesomesauce and bruh.

Editor Fiona McPherson said: "It's not about dumbing down, it's more creative ways people are using language."

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A PINT AND A CHAT WOULD

NEW TO THE DICTIONARY

awesomesauce, adj: (US informal) extremely good; excellent bants (also bantz), pl. n: (Brit informal) playfully teasing remarks exchanged; banter beer o'clock, n: an appropriate time of day to start drinking beer (likewise wine o'clock) brain fart, n: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly bruh, n: (US informal) a male friend (often used as a form of address) fatberg, n: a very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting of congealed fat and personal hygiene products flushed down loos fur baby, n: a person's dog, cat or other furry pet Grexit, n: the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone mx, n: a title used by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender pocket dial, v: inadvertently call someone on a phone in one's pocket weak sauce, n: (US informal) something of a poor or disappointing standard or quality

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Date:Aug 27, 2015
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