What’s going on? List of new Scrabble words announced

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Scrabble is to allow a series of new words to be officially used in the popular game.

The list includes terms that have become common in the modern world.

Collins’ official 2019 Scrabble Word List will be adopted by serious gamers and provides a guide to in-game vocabulary allowed.

Taken from the Anglosphere, the database of words used by Collins is shaped by peaks in use.

Trending words have been added to the Scrabble repertoire, and some may perform well.

Here is a list of some new words, including three new two-letter terms, which have been officially adopted:

Age – a person who does not identify with a gender (9 points)

Antifa – anti-fascist organization (9 points)

Anti-vaccines – person opposed to vaccination (19 points)

Babe – in love or in love (5 points)

Blud – friend (7 points)

Burquini – swimsuit covering the whole body except the face, hands and feet (19 points)

Cisgender – have the same sex and gender identity assigned at birth (13 points)

Uh – expression of disgust (5 points)

Fatberg – large mass of fat in a sewer (13 points)

Fleek – as in “on Flek”, stylish (12 points)

Queer gender – person with a non-traditional gender identity (22 points)

Hackerazzo – person who hacks into a celebrity’s personal computer (27 points)

Hip – fit and muscular (13 points)

Incel – involuntary single (7 points)

Kompromat – documents, photographs, etc. potentially damaging retained for blackmail purposes (19 points)

Mansplaining – of a man explaining something to a woman in a condescending manner (13 points)

Manspreading – when a male passenger spreads his legs in the seats next to him (18 points)

Inequality – refer to a person as being of the wrong sex (13 points)

OK – agree (6 points)

Rest – person who stays (10 points)

Qapik – currency unit of Azerbaijan (20 points)

Shebagging – when a passenger places her bag on the seat next to her (18 points)

Transphobia – hatred or fear of transgender people (18 points)

Upskirt – take pictures under a woman’s skirt or dress without consent (17 points)

Ze – neutral pronoun (11 points)

Yowza – used to express enthusiasm or excitement (20 points)


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