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50 Most Popular Words That Entered the Dictionary in the Last Decade

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50. glamping
> Google impressions: 430,000
> Introduced: June 2016

Oxford dictionary definition: A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

Origin: Early 21st century: blend of glamorous and camping.

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49. kettlebell
> Google impressions: 475,000
> Introduced: June 2015

Oxford dictionary definition: A large cast-iron ball-shaped weight with a single handle.

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48. matcha
> Google impressions: 505,000
> Introduced: June 2016

Oxford dictionary definition: Powdered green tea leaves, dissolved in hot water to make tea or used as a flavouring.

Origin: Japanese, from matsu ‘to rub’ + cha ‘tea’, from Chinese ( Mandarin dialect) chá (see tea).

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47. jeggings
> Google impressions: 510,000
> Introduced: June 2015

Oxford dictionary definition: Tight-fitting stretch trousers for women, styled to resemble a pair of denim jeans.

Origin: Early 21st century: blend of jeans and leggings.

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46. bralette
> Google impressions: 511,000
> Introduced: December 2016

Oxford dictionary definition: A tight-fitting crop top with thin straps.

In U.S.: An unlined bra without underwires or a clasp.

Origin: 1950s (with reference to a corset-like bra): from bra + -let.

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