Which Word Was Created the Year You Were Born?

Word nerds rejoice! 

Everyone's favourite dictionary (the Oxford dictionary, duh!), has made life a little sweeter by compiling a list of the words that were born the same year you were. 

The list, spanning from 1900 ('Natterer') to 2009 ('Jeggings'), will satisfy any language enthusiasts keen to know when words were introduced to the English language.

The OED blog offers a sweet interactive search tool, but as one user puts it: "This unfriendly feature could have just been a table."

So, here we have it:

Year Word Definition
2009 Jeggings A proprietary name for: tight-fitting stretch leggings for women, styled to resemble a pair of denim jeans.
2008 Photobomb A photograph that has been spoiled by the presence of an unintended subject in the camera's field of view as the picture was taken
2007 Retweet On the social networking service Twitter: an act or instance of posting a message, image, link, etc., originally posted by another user; (also) a message, etc., posted in this way.
2006 Crowdsource To solicit assistance with (a problem, task, etc.) by means of crowdsourcing; to obtain or produce (information, content, etc.) by means of crowdsourcing.
2005 Sexting The action or practice of sending or exchanging sexually explicit or suggestive messages or images electronically, esp. using a mobile phone.
2004 Podcast To make a digital recording of a broadcast available on the internet for downloading.
2003 Flash mob A large group of people organised y means of the Internet, or mobile phone, or other wireless devices, who assemble in public to perform a prearranged action together and then disperse.
2002 Parkour The discipline or activity of moving rapidly and freely over or arund the obstacles presented by an environment by running, jumping, climbing, etc.
2001 Bromance Intimate and affectionate friendship between men; a relationship between two men which is characterised by this.
2000 Fauxhawk A hairstyle resembling a Mohawk, in which the hair is styled upwards in a strip running from the front to the back of the head but the sides of the head remain unshaven.
1999 Bling Ostentatious jewellery.
1998 Hacktivism The practice of gaining unauthorised access to computer files or networks in order to propagate a social or political message.
1997 Muggle In the fiction of J.K. Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills.
1996 Gastropub A public house which specialises in serving high-quality food.
1995 Scratchiti Words or images engraved or etched (illegally) into surfaces in a public space.
1994 Dadrock Rock music that appeals to an older generation, or is heavily influence by that or an earlier era, esp. the 1960s.
1993 Geeksville A place or state characterised by geekiness.
1992 Poptastic Designating or relating to a very good recording or performance of pop music. Also more generally: fantastic, excellent.
1991 Nu skool Of or designating any of several styles of popular music which incorporate contemporary elements into an established genre.
1990 Emoticon A representation of a facial expression formed by a short sequence of keyboard characters and used in electronic mail, etc, to convey the sender's feelings or intended tone.
1989 Crowd-surfing The action of lying flat while being passed over the heads of members of the audience at a rock concert, typically after jumping into the audience from the stage.
1988 Beatbox To make rhythmical sounds with the voice and mouth in imitation of the rhythms of hip-hop music.
1987 Bazillionaire A person of enormous wealth.
1986 Channel surf To change frequently between television channels, esp. using a remote-control device.
1985 Gobsmacked Flabbergasted, astounded; speechless or incoherent with amazement.
1984 Shopaholic A compulsive shopper.
1983 Air guitar To mime the action of playing a guitar, esp. to a recording or performance of rock music.
1982 Downloadable Of data, a file, etc.; able to be downloaded
1981 Chill pill A (notional pill) used to calm or relax a person.
1980 Foodie A person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.
1979 Bagsy To assert a claim or right to (something) by using the expression 'bagsy' to demand as one's due for being the first to claim.
1978 Gazillion A very large (but indefinite) number or quantity (of something)
1977 Nip and tuck Minor cosmetic surgery, esp. for the tightening of loose skin; an instance or the result of this.
1976 Punkster A fan or performer of punk rock
1975 Brainiac A very intelligent person
1974 Internet Originally (in form internet): a computer network consisting of or connecting a number of smaller networks.
1973 Recyclist An advocate of the recycling of waste product; a recycler.
1972 Guilt trip An episode of severe, often excessive or unjustified self-reproach, esp. one deliberately provoked by another person; a state of mind in which a person is preoccupied by overriding feelings of guilt.
1971 Reboot Computing. To boot (a computer, operating system, etc.) again, esp. after a power failure or malfunction.
1970 Laugh-out-loud Likely to cause one to laugh out loud; hilarious.
1969 Megastar An exceptionally famous, well-publicised, or successful celebrity, esp. in the entertainment business.
1968 Gasp Used parenthetically to express mock horror, shock, surprise, dismay, etc.
1967 Mockney An accent and form of speech affected (esp. by a middle-class speaker) in imitation of cockney or of the speech of Londoners.
1966 Computernik A computer expert or enthusiast.
1965 Bada-bing Suggesting something happening suddenly, emphatically, or easily and predictably.
1964 Beatlesque Characteristic or reminiscent of The Beatles, their music or their cultural impact.
1963 Cyberculture The social conditions brought about by widespread automation and computerisation.
1962 Blag An attempt to obtain or achieve something by persuasive talk or plausible deception.
1961 Chocoholic A habitual and prolific eater of chocolate; esp. a person who is very fond of chocolate.
1960 Bouffy Of clothing: puffed out, bulging.
1959 Beat poetry Literary work produced by beat poets.
1958 Photocall Originally: a summoning of theatrical or other performers to be photographed, esp. during a rehearsal or before or after a performance
1957 Oenophilic Relating to or designating an oenophile or oenophiles; wine-loving.
1956 Nitpick To criticise (a thing) in an overzealous or pedantic fashion; to find fault with.
1955 Artificial intelligence The capacity of computers or other machines to exhibit or simulate intelligent behaviour; the field of study concerned with this.
1954 Nowheresville A largely unknown or uninteresting place, esp. a small rural town.
1953 Frenemy A person with whom one is friendly, despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry; a person who combines the characteristics of a friend and an enemy.
1952 Noshery A restaurant; a snack bar.
1951 Blastoff The initial thrust required to launch a rocket or the like into space; the launching of the rocket itself.
1950 Big bang In cosmological theory: the rapid expansion of the universe from the extremely dense and hot initial state which marked its origin.
1949 Newspeak Originally: the artificial language used for official propaganda in the dystopia of Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Subsequently: any corrupt form of English; esp. ambiguous or euphemistic language as used in official pronouncements or political propaganda.
1948 TV Abbrev. of television
1947 Queue-jumping The action or practice of pushing into a queue in order to be served or dealt with before one's turn.
1946 Orbit To travel round (esp. a celestial object) in an orbit. Also in extended use.
1945 Mobile Phone A portable telephone
1944 Gobbledygook Official, professional, or pretentious verbiage or jargon.
1943 Beanie A small close-fitting hat worn off the face.
1942 Ear-bending A lengthy, boring, or ill-tempered diatribe (usually to one person); the action of delivering such a talk.
1941 Bad-mouth To abuse or deprecate verbally; to criticise, slander, or gossip maliciously about a person or thing.
1940 Acronym A group of initial letters used as an abbreviation for a name or expression, each letter or part being pronounced separately, e.g. ATM
1939 Face-lift To subject to a face-lifting operation or process
1938 Bunny hop An informal dance in which participants typically form a line and perform jumping and kicking movements.
1937 Freeloading The action of freeload; sponging, scrounging.
1936 Do-gooding That does good; that tries to do good, esp. in a misguided way
1935 Al dente With reference to pasta, vegetables, etc., (cooked) so as to be tender but still firm when eaten.
1934 Baddie A bad or wicked person; a villain, esp. as a character in a play, film, etc.
1933 Mathlete A person who takes part in a mathematics competition, esp. one organised for schoolchildren
1932 Eek Expressing (freq. mock) astonishment, alarm, horror, or surprise.
1931 Photomontage Montage that makes use of photographic images and techniques
1930 Clone To propagate (an organism or cell) as a clone
1929 Ciao An informal Italian greeting or farewell (also affected as a fashionable expression by English speakers); hello, good-bye.
1928 Party-crasher A person who attends a party or other gathering without an invitation; an uninvited guest.
1927 Air-conditioned Of a building, vehicle, etc. that is equipped with an air-conditioning system
1926 Can-do Characterised by a willingness, confidence, and determination to take action, show initiative, and achieve objectives
1925 Freebie Something that is provided or given free or without charge, freq. as a means of publicising or promoting something.
1924 Radio Star A popular performer on radio broadcasts; a radio celebrity.
1923 Hitch-hike To travel by means of lifts in vehicles.
1922 Gramophile An enthusiast of the gramophone and gramophone records.
1921 Howzat "What about that?", "how about that?"; spec. Cricket = "how's that?"
1920 Housesharing A living arrangement in which a number of people share a single (freq. rented) house.
1919 Airmail To send (a letter, parcel, etc.) by airmail.
1918 Low-budget Having or requiring only a small budget
1917 Chucklesome Humorous, amusing; full of laughter.
1916 Headlinese The condensed, elliptical, or sensationalist style of language characteristic of (esp. newspaper) headlines.
1915 Back-to-nature Designating a movement or enthusiast for reversion to a simpler way of life.
1914 Ice-skate To skate on ice; to glide or travel across the ice on skates; to participate in ice-skating.
1913 Celeb Abbrev. of celebrity
1912 Yes-man A man who agrees from self-interest or fear with everything put to him by a superior
1911 Outdoorsy Associated with or characteristic of the outdoors; fond of an outdoor life.
1910 Melt-in-the-mouth Designating or characteristic of a cake, pastry, etc., that is deliciously soft and light.
1909 Nutarian A vegetarian whose diet is based on or confined to nut products.
1908 Airliner A passenger aircraft, esp. one belonging to an airline.
1907 Laugh-o-metre Any of various devices used to measure or indicate the volume (or another quality) of laughter, and hence to gauge the humour of a performance, joke, etc.
1906 Bootleg To traffic illicitly in liquor.
1905 Hands-on Designating an attitude, policy, etc., characterised by involvement or intervention.
1904 Rubbernecking Engaged in gawping or sightseeing
1903 Doozy Remarkable, excellent
1902 Nuanced Possessing or exhibiting delicate gradations in tone, expression, meaning, etc.
1901 Ballyhoo Originally (at a carnival, etc.): a showman's touting speech, or a performance advertising a show. Hence (as mass noun): bombastic nonsense; extravagant or brash publicity; noisy fuss.
1900 Natterer A person who fusses or natters; a chatterer.

(Via: The Independent UK)

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