What the guac? Oxford updates food definitions

What the guac? Oxford updates food definitions
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POSTED: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 12:04am

Oxford Dictionaries Online announced on its blog that some food-centric (along with tech and fashion) buzzwords have now been added to its official online lexicon, reflecting: "the linguistic influence of the world of gastronomy."

The online resource regularly updates its listings to reflect current terminology, and culinary offerings just since May include:

  • Blondie
  • Cake pop
  • California roll
  • Canadian bacon
  • Eggy bread
  • Food baby
  • Guac
  • Kaffir lime
  • Kombucha
  • Michelada
  • Mochaccino
  • Monte Cristo
  • Pear cider
  • Streaky bacon
  • Street food

Back in February, appletini, burrata, flexitarian and tray bake were added to the mix.

The Oxford Dictionaries Online differs from The Oxford English Dictionary in that it focuses on current English and includes modern meanings and uses of words, while the OED focuses on words and meanings that have changed over time. 

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