Neologisms and Portmanteau Words

GPB has for a long time had a tradition of collecting new words, or neologisms. Whilst we have fun and a bit of a laugh doing so, it was not until the end of 2014 that we decided we should start to collate and publish them. So, with a little fanfare (“tra-la”), here is our latest list, showing the new word, the route and the source. We will provide regular updates each time we have a critical mass of new words to add. Some are the merger of two other words (a conjunction called a Portmanteau or blend), others are new acronyms, and some are not even new but were only recently spotted by us.

We particularly thank London’s Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph and their journalists, as they are a regular source for this material. This table is updated on a regular basis, but if you would like to offer additions, please email, as we would be delighted to add any neologisms that you have (subject to editorial control).

Neologism (new word)Route & meaningSourceOrigin or first seen by GPB
AdorkableAdorable Dork, someone socially inept but charming.Evening Standard22-Oct-14
AIBU? (see also YANBU)Am I being unreasonable?Mumsnet website26-May-16
Al DeskoFrom Al Fresco, meaning to eat at your desk.Evening Standard22-Oct-14
AltcoinAny coin that is not Bitcoin in a digital currency.Time.com03-May-22
AnthropauseThe global slowdown of travel and other human activity due to the Covid-19 lockdown.BBC News23-Nov-20
AntifaA Conglomeration of anti-fascist groups in the USA. Shortlisted for word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary.Evening Standard15-Dec-17
Anti-mask / Anti-maskerTerm for a person who opposes wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Guardian29-Apr-20
Anti-nutrientsNatural or synthetic compounds found in a variety of foods that interfere with the absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, e.g. in the human body.Anna Easton, GPB team member14-Dec-17
Antipointment and AnticipointmentAnticipated disappointment, often after launch of a heavily hyped product or service.David Sole, School for CEOs12-Oct-16
Anti-vaxxerA person opposed to vaccination.The Sun19-Aug-19
Avoision (as in Tax Avoision)The confusion or merger of the word's 'avoidance' and 'evasion' by UK politicians before election.The Daily Telegraph18-Apr-15
BakexitBake-off exit by hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc (1) then by Mary Berry (2)BBC website13-Sept-16 (1)

22-Sep-16 (2)
BankfurtBanking/banks in Frankfurt.Evening Standard16-Feb-16
BasedMeaning agreeable, admirable or worthy of support.Urban Dictionary31-Mar-20
BelfieA Bum or Bottom Selfie (see Selfie).Evening Standard18-Dec-14
BikelashA merge of bike and backlash.

Meaning: public reaction to the temporary bike lanes installed during the pandemic.
Cycle Magazine10-Feb-21
Bit (usually 8 in a Byte)Binary Digit, the smallest unit of data in computing, value 0 or 1. Half a byte is a 'nibble' and 4 eight-bit bytes, 32 bits, form a 'bit word'.Claude Shannon (inventor of information theory) identifies JW Tukey as the creator of 'bit' in his Bell System Technical Journal.July & Oct 1948
BitcoinDigital currencyNew Scientist 29-Jan-15
Bitcoin CashA peer-to-peer electronic cash systemTime.com03-May-22
BizcationBusiness trip with a vacation. See also Bleisure.The Times09-Dec-19
Black Lives Matter (BLM)A political and social movement originating among African Americans, emphasizing basic human rights and racial equality for black people and campaigning against various forms of racism.BlackLivesMatter.com13-Jul-13
BleisureBusiness trip with leisure. See also Bizcation.The Times09-Dec-19
BoddlerBaby-toddler aged child who 'boddles' around.Richard Keith of GPB (and other sources back to 2008)02-Mar-17
BothieA Selfie and a Youie taken at the same time on the same device.Evening Standard18-Aug-17
BradiganBra-cardigan combo e.g. work by Katie Holmes.Evening Standard19-Dec-19
BragonyBra agony (from the wearing of a very uncomfortable bra).Evening Standard12-Aug-16
Brangelina The couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Together from 2005 to 2016.The Telegraph3-Aug-08
BrentryMerger of Britain and re-entryEvening Standard15-Feb-22
BrexchosisA feeling of despair among those who voted to stay in the EU.Boris Johnson in The Telegraph15-Apr-19
Brexit (see also Bakexit, Brex-Pitt, Brixit, Frexit, Grexit and Nexit)British exit from the EU.Evening Standard03-Mar-15
BrexiteerBrexit and Musketeer combined.Evening Standard09-Mar-16
Brexit-moaners (see also Marmoaners)People who supported remain who are now moaning about the negative effects of Brexit.Evening Standard14-Oct-16
Brexmas (Happy)Happy Christmas for Brexiteers.Evening Standard28-Oct-16
BrexodusBrexit Exodus by EU people who live in Kensington & Chelsea in London.Evening Standard12-Aug-16
BrexpertsBrexit Experts.Evening Standard19-Jul-16
Brex-PittReferring to the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. "Brexit" by Brad Pitt.The Daily Telegraph20-Sep-16
BRICAn acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China, considered the greatest long-term growth economies at the time.Jim O'Neil, Goldman Sachs in his paper: "Building Better Global Economic BRICs"30-Nov-01
BrixitBritish exit (from the EU). Term coined by Alastair Newton of Nomura.Bagehot in The Economist, then August 2012 Nomura research note.21-Jun-12
BroadbanditsCyber-criminals, ‘threatening the health of an increasingly digital global economy’.US book - 'Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist’ - Wiley; 1st edition15-May-03
BroflakeA derogatory term for someone, usually a white male, easily offended by views which conflict with their own world view. Shortlisted for word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary.Evening Standard20-Dec-17
BushfiresAn uncontrolled fire in the bush.Collins Dictionary1849
CamerooniaA region of west London full of David Cameron types.Evening Standard03-Mar-15
Cancel cultureThe withdrawing of support from public figures whose words and actions were considered socially unacceptable.The Telegraph30-Jul-20
CathingTo use a catheter when gamingRory Pearson01-Mar-22
CheugyA pejorative word to describe lifestyle trends associated with the early 2010s and millennials.Guardian “Weekend” magazine article17-Jul-21
Chickenham PalaceChicken Coup and Buckingham PalaceWinston Churchill via Boris Johnson's biography, p 14425-Dec-14
Chuggers/ChuggingCharity muggers / mugging - street fundraisers with overly aggressive tactics.The Daily Telegraph10-Mar-15
Cli-fiA Climate change Sci-fi movie.CAM Magazine22-Oct-14
ClintipathyClinton antipathy (of Hillary now, formerly Bill).Time magazine02-Nov-16
ClownfallBlend of Clown and downfall, made in reference to Boris Johnson’s resignation as PMThe Economist09-Jul-22
CoinbaseA popular centralized cryptocurrency exchangeTimes.com03-May-22
CopypastaUse a block of text that has been copied and pasted from elsewhere.BBC News19-Mar-19
CorbynomicsJeremy Corbyn (appointed Labour leader in 2015) and economics. See also Trumponomics.The Daly Telegraph et al15-Dec-15
CoronavirusA type of virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, or serious diseases such as SARS and COVID-19.The Independent17-Nov-19
Corporate wokeismThe product of self-interest intermingled with the appearance of pursuing social justice.The Economist, Vivek Ramaswamy - a former biotechnology executive and author of “Woke, Inc.”4-Sep-21
Covid-19A potentially severe, primarily respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus and characterised by fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. In some patients, the disease can also damage major organs, as the heart or kidney.World Health Organisation (WHO)11-Feb-20
CovididiotA person who refuses to take the necessary precautions designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.Urban Dictionary23-Mar-20
CryptocurrencyDigital currencyOxford Dictionary17-May-22
CyberchondriaFrom cyber and hypochondria. Comes from webpages that can estimate your state of health. E.g. Daily Telegraph04-Jun-15
DeepfakeA video where artificial intelligence and deep learning – an algorithmic learning method used to train computers – has been used to make a person appear to say something they have not.The Independent27-May-21
DeepingWord used to describe their parents’ proclivity for attributing hidden meaning and subtext to behaviours that, in the eyes of Gen Z, have noneZara News04 -Jul-22
DemisexualDemi (half) and sexual; needs to have emotional connection before any sexual feelings can appear.Evening Standard22-Sep-17
DontopedalogyDont=mouth, pedo=foot; putting foot in mouth (metaphorically), as self-confessed by HRH Duke of Edinburgh.Evening Standard14-Oct-16
DownblousingPhotos down a blouseDaily Telegraph07-Jul-22
DroniquetteDrone, Etiquette, good etiquette when flying a drone device.Evening Standard09-Dec-14
EthereumThe second largest cryptocurrency by trade volume, Ethereum is a crypto network and software platformTime.com03-May-22
FANGAn acronym for the four great growth US companies Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (not Apple).Evening Standard25-Jan-16
FanzineA magazine, usually produced by amateurs, for fans of a particular performer, group, or form of entertainment.Oxford English Dictionary1940s
FarshoringOffshoring far away. See also nearshoring.Evening Standard05-Jan-18
FatbergFat and Iceberg, when fat collects in sewage systems to such a large extent they block the pipes, e.g. a 140-ton mass, 2 football pitches long, under Whitechapel, London.Evening Standard14-Sep-17
FeminocracyFeminine meritocracy.Evening Standard03-Aug-16
FitspirationUsing devices as inspiration to get fit.Evening Standard25-Jun-15
FlexitarianSomeone who is flexible about whether they are a Vegetarian or not.BBC Radio 431-Mar-18
FOMOAn acronym meaning Fear Of Missing Out.Evening Standard28-Nov-14
Fomosapien / FOMOA person who is driven by the fear of missing out.Alastair Winter, Economic Insights - originally a cartoon by B.Rich Hedgeye.10-Jan-21
FoodstagrammingFood Instagram pictures.The Daily Telegraph02-Nov-16
FrankenbugFrankenstein Bug.Evening Standard03-Aug-16
FreemiumA free entry level version of an App which has pay for use premium level or extra features. E.g. SwiftKey.Evening Standard12-Feb-16
FrenemiesA blend of Friend and enemy.Evening Standard p16, from Ken Livingston's topic for his speech in Moscow on 10th Dec 2015. Also from Wikipedia: a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry.09-Dec-15
FrexitFrench exit (from the EU).Marine Le Pen, France's National Front Leader, in BBC News et al24-Jun-16
FurbishThe language spoken by Furby, an American electronic robot toy sold from 1998-2000.Evening Standard28-Nov-14
FurloughA temporary laying-off of employees, usually because there is insufficient work to occupy them.Rishi Sunak, BBC News19-Mar-20
GaslightingPsychological coercion used by abusers in relationshipsEvening Standard p11 and Merryam-Webster Dictionary28 Nov 22
GenderquakePsychological coercion used by abusers in relationships.Evening Standard20-Dec-17
GlampingGlamorous camping. See also Gramping.The Times09-Dec-19
GlobishEnglish spoken by others around the globe: "Syntactically correct but with no understand of the assumptions shared by British speakers."The Daily Telegraph20-Aug-19
GrampingCamping with your grandparents. See also Glamping.The Times09-Dec-19
GratisticGreek statistic.Evening Standard13-Jul-15
GrexitGreek exit from the EU.Citigroup's Chief Analysts Willem H. Buiter and Ebrahim Rahbari06-Feb-12
GreynaissanceGrey Renaissance, e.g. Matt LeBlanc (on Top Gear), John Major (on the EU Brexit debate).The Daily Telegraph09-Jun-16
Grolar (Bear) (aka Pizzly Bear etc)Grizzly and Polar Bear ursid hybrid species found in the wild and captivity.NBC News11-May-06
HangryHungry angry; the anger you feel due to lack of food. An irritable state of mind, that can only be cured by eating.The London Magazine and Shardai GoodridgeDec-92 and 20 July 2020
HashterHashtag BanterTwitter (@CUWBC)26-Mar-17
HepeatingA man (he) repeating what a woman has just said, but getting a better reaction.Evening Standard05-Dec-17
HoardrobeHoarding clothes and wardrobe.Evening Standard05-Jan-18
Hotspot (see Notspot)A place where mobile phone or Wi-Fi signals are good.Various1998
HousebarrassmentTo feel unease or embarrassment at the thought of others seeing your home.WickesDec-19
InvestomerA business customer who is also an investor in the business.New words academic2000
JarvankaJared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (aka Habi home of all bad ideas).Evening Standard21-Mar-19
JOMOAcronym for 'Joy Of Missing Out', the pleasure of what you're doing right now, and not worrying that other people are having more fun.Anil Dash (a blogger)2012
KeyworkersKey workers definition expanded to include: health and social care workers, teachers and childcare workers, public safety and national security workers, transport workers, staff needed for utilities and communication services, those involved in the production, processing, distribution and sale of food and finally, retail workers.Department of Health04-Jun-20
KimojieKim Kardashian emoji.Evening Standard18-Aug-18
Klop/pedA method using a Treasury tag to hold papers together.Winston Churchill via Boris Johnson's biography, p14525-Dec-14
KompromatCompromising material or damaging information about a politician or other public figure, usually Russian, used to create negative publicity, for blackmail, or for ensuring loyalty.Wikipedia22-Dec-17
Ladylounge/rLady lounging about on an underground train.Evening Standard09-Jan-15
LarpingLife Action Role Playing.Evening Standard19-Feb-16
LiverchesterManchester - Liverpool, the term coined by Jim O'Neill earlier in 2015 for the engine of the North of England. See also ManpoolEvening Standard10-Jun-15
LockdownThe imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to pubic spaces. The Guardian1973 and 23 March 2020
Mail-inSomething conducted or returned by mail - a vote or questionnaire.Collins Dictionary1933
MalusA negative bonus. "Bonus-Malus" (good-bad) is a term in some contracts.Lexico1700s
ManpoolManchester - Liverpool, the term coined by Jim O'Neill earlier in 2015 for the engine of the North of England. See also Liverchester.Evening Standard10-Jun-15
MansplainingA man explaining, usually patronisingly, to a woman.Evening Standard05-Dec-17
ManspreaderMan spreading his legs wide on an underground train.Evening Standard09-Jan-15
Maritorious Blend of Matrimonial and meritorious, a type of devotion to your husbandWiktionary08-Jul-22
MarmoanersMarmite-moaners; people who moaned when Marmite was removed from Tesco's shelves (briefly).Evening Standard14-Oct-16
MarmocratsMarmite technocrats, who argued about the merits of pricing of Marmite.Evening Standard14-Oct-16
MascallergyThe fear of wearing a mask.GPB27-Jul-20
MascneMask acne - acne caused by wearing a mask.New York Times17-Jun-20
MaskholMask arsehole - someone who refuses to wear a face mask.GPB client27-Jul-20
Mask-shamingCriticising or confronting someone who is not wearing a face covering.Macmillan Dictionary20-Jun-20
May-hemAfter Theresa May, UK PM, meaning to be permanently thwarted.Evening Standard15-Dec-17
MeatopiaA meat festival. Began modestly in 2004 in NY as a birthday party for the late Josh Ozersky.Evening Standard29-May-19
Meme stocksStocks which become inflated following a social-media frenzyThe Economist3-Aug-22
MeninistApplies to both a male feminist and someone complaining about men's rights in a similar way to feminists.Evening Standard21-Mar-19
MetreatA treat for me (holiday for oneself only).Evening Standard20-Jun-16
Milkshake DuckPhenomena that are initially perceived as positive, soon after revealed as deeply flawed. Shortlisted for word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary.Evening Standard15-Dec-17
MohosexualMoho (more and more) and sexual; someone who wants sex with as many people as possible, the mo hos the better.Evening Standard22-Sep-17
Moon-shotFormerly - the launching of a spacecraft or rocket to the moon.Metro1955-60 and 10 September 2020
MotelMotorway-hotel. See also Rotel.First built in USA in 1925. Seen by this editor as a child in 1960s in ScotlandEarly 1960s
Natal femalesPeople who were born female, but may now be female or pangender (see below).Evening Standard11-May-16
Natal MalesPeople who were born male, but may now be female or pangender (see below).Evening Standard11-May-16
NearshoringOffshoring but nearby. See also Farshoring.Evening Standard05-Jan-18
NervosityA blend of nervousness and verbosity, the former causing the latter.Christoffer Davidsson, Campbell Lutyens10-Dec-15
NeverendumA referendum that never ends.Evening Standard17-May-16
NewstalgiaNew nostalgia.The Economist. 1843rd EditionOct/Nov 2019
NewszineA fanzine that only publishes news.LinkedIn12-Jan-22
NexitNetherlands exit.Geert Wilders, the Leader of Netherlands - Party for Freedom (PVV)24-Jun-16
Notspot and Partial Notspot (see Hotspot)A place where mobile phone or Wi-Fi signals are not good (NotSpot), or sometimes not good (Partial NotSpot).The Daily Telegraph26-Nov-14
OlympicopolisOlympic, Metropolis, meaning the site where the London 2012 Olympic Games were held.Evening Standard12-Dec-14
OrthorexiaOver exercising combined with excessively healthy eating. Ortho- and anorexia.Evening Standard25-Jun-15
PandemicAn occurrence of a disease that affects many people over a very wide area.World Health Organisation (WHO)1800's

PangenderPeople who are neither male nor female but 'non-binary' or 'gender fluid'.Evening Standard11-May-16
ParalympicsParallel Olympics.1st Paralympic Games, July 1960, Rome22-Sep-16
PenguincubatorsBook vending machines at Exeter Railway stationDaily Telegraph Features, Celia Walde28 Mar 2023
PersisterhoodPersist-sisterhood.Evening Standard01-Mar-17
PhabletPhone-tablet.Evening Standard14-Oct-16
PhishingA homophone of fishing, sending emails purporting to be from reputable people, a form of fraud. Variants include Spear and Clone Phishing, and Whaling.The Daily Telegraph02-Nov-16
PhonehengePhone-Stonehenge (a very old mobile phone, e.g. a Nokia that does not have emojis).The Daily Telegraph02-Nov-16
PhotobombPhoto, bombing. Getting yourself in someone else's photo, usually without their knowledge.Evening Standard22-Oct-14
PhubbedPhone-snubbed by someone looking at their phone rather than conversing with you.David Sole, School for CEOs12-Oct-16
PingdemicThe merger of ‘Pinged’ (by the NHS Covid-19 App) and ‘Pandemic’, describing the seemingly excessive number of times that people aere pinged by his app for being close to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. BBC 1 News19-Jul-21
PolitieTie as worn by a politician e.g. Nigel Farage.The Daily Telegraph25-Nov-14
PoshstockPosh Woodstock, a reference to Cornbury Music Festival, now ion the Great Tew Estate, ending in 2017 after 14 years and attended by leading public figures.Evening Standard27-Oct-16
Pre-loadTo load up with drink before going out for a party.Evening Standard22-Oct-14
PresenticianPresenter politician. E.g. Nadine Dorres, Nigel Farage.BBC Radio 4 (11.25am)11 Feb 22
QAnonAn unfounded conspiracy theory that says that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media.BBC News02-Aug-18
QuarantiniA cocktail that can be made with things you've already got in your house, and is best enjoyed with a quarantine partner or neighbour.New York Post17-Mar-20
QuarantinitisAn inflammatory response to an otherwise negligible issue due to being quarantined too long e.g. "my wife and I argued over letting the dog outside because we both have quarantinitis".Urban Dictionary30-Mar-20
QueuetopiaCombination of 2 words, Queue and Utopia.Winston Churchill via Boris Johnson's biography, p 14425-Dec-14
Rat-lickerSomeone who does not wear an anti-covid viral mask.Urban Dictionary15-Aug-20
RicardiansSupporters of King Richard III (reinterred 26th March 2015).The Daily Telegraph23-Mar-15
RizzShort form of Charisma (using the letters ris from that word)The Slang Dictionary, then Oxford University Press Word of the Year 20236-Feb-23
RotelRolling hotel (with seats and beds).Google search28-Dec-19
SansibilitiesRights without (sans) Responsibilities.Andrew Richards, Ferring Pharmaceuticals11-Jul-16
SapiosexualSapiens and sexual; one who finds their partner's mind their most attractive attribute above and before their physical attributes. Prevalent on dating apps.Evening Standard22-Sep-17
ScambassadorA scammer who pretends to be an ambassador.National Trading Standards, published in Daily Telegraph31-Mar-18
ScentologistScent (fragrance) expert.GPB - Richard Keith16-Sep-16
ScexitScottish Brexit (from the rest of the UK).The Daily Telegraph,20-Nov-19
SelfieA photo taken of oneself, usually on a smart camera-phone.Various: Internet (e.g. Myspace, forums) TV and Press.13-Sep-02
SellebrityUsing celebrities to sell products and services, where the celeb gets closely associated with the item e.g. George Clooney with Nespresso and Kendall Jenner with Pepsi. Also the style model for Mad Men's Don Draper.Source: George Lois's book $ellebrity (published 5 March 2003)
Also the movie $ellebrity in 2012 (starred Jennifer Aniston)
Mad Men was broadcast July 2007 to May 2015
SheroShe hero.BBC Radio 4 7.35pm10-Oct-19
ShowmanceShow business romance, usually staged e.g. between two movie stars on the Red Carpet.The Daily Telegraph25-Nov-14
SittervisingLetting kids play by themselves while adults do their own thingThe Daily Telegraph, Features Celia Walden, p710 Jan 23
SlofiesSlow Selfies.Apple iPhone 11 launch, Silicon Valley10-Sep-19
SmishingSMS-text Phising (see Phising), a form of
SmizeTo smile with your eyes.Tyra Banks - Season 13, episode 316-Sep-09
SnapplauseClicking of fingers instead of applause.Evening Standard07-Apr-18
SpamalotSPAM (possibly means Shoulder of Pork & Ham) and Camelot.Monty Python; Chicago Shubert Theatre21-Dec-04
Splinternet (the)The internet divided between East and West.The Daily Telegraph Business section p2 Gary white11-Oct-19
Spuddlea) to make a fuss about trivial things
b) to work feebly and ineffectively because your mind is elsewhere, or you haven’t quite woken up yet
c) a feeble movement
b) Susie Dent, Tweet
StablecoinsType of cryptocurrency pegged to other assets to reduce their volatilityThe Economist13-May-22
StanMade famous by Eminem's 2000 hit song Stan. Used to describe obsessive / stalker fans.Eminem Stan21-Nov-00
StarchitectStar architect. E.g. Santiago Calatrava for his visionary building next to the O2 dome, Peninsula Place.Evening Standard2-Feb-2017
StaycationA holiday in which you stay at home and visit places near to where they reside. Can also refer to a holiday in your own country.Washington Post04-Aug-05
StuffocationSuffocation from excess stuff, also the name of a new book on the subject.BBC Radio 407-Feb-15
Super-spreaderA person who transmits an infectious disease to a very large number of people.The Guardian1907

Support bubblesA close support network between a household with only one adult or a household with one adult and one or more people who were under the age of 18.Gov.uk12-Jun-20
Tech-life balanceTechnical, work-life balance, the time spent on personal computing devices (e.g. mobile phone) vs. away from them.Evening Standard28-Nov-14
TeePartialism (or Tee-Partialism)Reducing the volume and/or the frequency of alcohol consumption. Contrasts with all-or-nothing approaches like teetotalism.Unlimited Group14-May-19
TelefangelistTelevision, Evangelist. A member of the public who rants on TV (e.g. about a football club manager), and becomes famous for doing so.The Daily Telegraph10-Dec-14
TextonynText, synonym. 1 of 2 words generated by pressing the same mobile phone key combinations.Evening Standard22-Oct-14
Three-peatWhat Usain Bolt will attempt in Rio Olympics, winning 100m, 200m, and 4*100m relay at his third games.Evening Standard11-May-16
TrilemmaThree-way dilemma between dietary choice, human health and the health of the planet.Quorn plc Annual report 2015 p3.17-Jun-15
TriphibianTri and Amphibian, a Churchill word to describe Lord Mountbatten, who was a military leader on land and sea and in the air.Winston Churchill via Boris Johnson's biography, p 14525-Dec-14
TrumpkinTrump Pumpkin, an extra scary version popular for Halloween 2016.The Daily Telegraph28-Oct-16
TrumpomicsDonald Trump (USA Republican candidate 2015/6) and economics. See also Corbynomics.The Daly Telegraph et al15-Dec-15
TrumptionTrump-Gumption. Baseless self-belief.Evening Standard15-Dec-17
TweakmentTweak - treatment , usually age related, e.g facelifts.Daily Telegraph Briony Gordon, Features p413 Feb 222
TwerkingTwisting and jerking, or from working. Dancing in a sexually provocative manner, usually then posted on the internet.Evening Standard22-Oct-14
TwindemicPossibility of a severe flu season alongside increases in cases of Covid-19 Daily Telegraph18-Jun-22
TwinfluencerTwins who influence on social media, such as Jedward or Ayse and Zehila Clarke.Evening Standard20-Aug-19
TwitteratiPeople who tweet on Twitter a lot.Evening Standard27-Nov-14
UnsordidUn and Sordid, Churchill's word to describe the Lend-Lease deal.Winston Churchill via Boris Johnson's biography, p 14525-Dec-14
UnvironmentalNot environmental'Diddly Squat' by Jeremy Clarkson, 2021, chapter called 'July'2021
UpskirtingPhotos up a skirtCollins Dictionary08-Jul-22
Vape/vapingVapour, inhaling. Taking in smoke from an e-cigarette.Evening Standard22-Oct-14
VeganuaryVegan January - a diet for the post-Christmas period.Piccadilly Line tube train advert20-Dec-17
VishingVoice Phishing, using scam phone calls to trick people to reveal bank details and/or send money.BBC News online06-Jul-15
Volun-tourismVolunteer tourism in overseas orphanages.JK Rowling on the BBC website25-Oct-19
WackagingWacky Packaging.BBC Room 10107-Sep-18
WenglishMixed Welsh-English words and phrases e.g. "Frages" (for ages), and "beyond" (extremely).BBC Radio 407-Feb-15
WFHWork from home.The Guardian12-Apr-20
WokeOriginally: well-informed, up-to-date

Now: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice
Oxford English Dictionary25-Jun-17
WorkcationA working vacation.Collins Dictionary04-May-20
YANBU (see also AIBU?)You are not being unreasonable acronym.Mumsnet website26-May-16
YouieThe opposite of a Selfie i.e. a conventional photograph.Evening Standard18-Aug-18
YouthquakeA significant cultural political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people. Winner of word of the year, awarded by the Oxford English Dictionary.Diana Vreeland, editor in chief, American Vogue, 1965. Evening Standard1965

ZoombombingZoom is a digital platform for online meetings. As a result of the Covid-19 virus, Zoom is now widely used in social and work settings. Its early versions allowed for low security, and often meetings were "bombed" - disrupted by uninvited people who put up pornographic images or used profanities.Daily Telegraph02-Apr-20