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Subject: OED Words Coined Between 2000 and 2004

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 02/02/13 at 6:44 pm

List of words in the Oxford English Dictionary with the earliest citations between 2000 and 2004, based on:

mixed with a little bit of my own personal research(which adds up to less than 1% of the total words, finding words by coinage date is ridiculously difficult).

Well, here it is:

201(k), n. (2001) A 401k retirement fund that has lost half of its value, due the collapse of the stock market following the burst of the dotcom bubble.

Ali Baba, n. (2004) Iraqi insurgent

Arab Spring, n. (2003) A  series of anti-government uprisings in various countries in North Africa and the Middle East

asshat, n. (2002)  someone whose head is stuck up their ass

backdoor draft, n. (2004) extension of military enlistments through stop-loss orders, which force personnel to involuntarily extend their tours of duty.

Boobgate, n. (2004) derisive term for Janet Jacksons breast exposure incident at the 2004 Superbowl Halftime show

botax, n. (2004) Taxes on elective cosmetic surgery.

belligerati, n. (2001) intellectuals, such as writers, who advocate war or imperialism

BitTorrent, n. (2001)

botox party, n. A group botox treatment.

craptacular, adj. (2004) Spectacularily crappy.

crunked, past part. (2001) The slang term meaning “excited, stirred up”

dirty bomb, n. (2001) bomb made from nuclear waste combined with conventional explosives that is capable of spreading radioactive material over a very wide. Used strictly for nuclear bombs.

drag and brag, v. (2000) show and tell.

dubstep, n. a genre of electronic dance music, originating from London, UK.

Easter egg, n. (2001) a bonus or extra feature hidden inside a website, computer game, or DVD, that is only revealed after repeated or lengthy viewing or playing

embrace the suck, c.phr. not only accept harsh and deplorable conditions, but to turn it into a character-building exercise.

extraordinary rendition, n. (2002) transferring suspects for interrogation in countries known to employ torture.

facebook, v. (2004) To use, or communicate through, the social networking website Facebook.

freedom, adj. (2003) Used as a replacement for "french" in words like "french fries" in protest of France's refusal to participate in the Iraq War

galactico, n. from Spanish, a superstar soccer player, someone who is bigger than a star.

gate rape, n. (2002) , this slang term refers to the increased security checks at airport gates that were put into place in  Modeled after date rape

geocache, n. and v. (2000) an outdoor recreational activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.

Google bomb, n. (2004) practices, such as creating large numbers of links, that cause a web page to have a high ranking for searches on unrelated or off topic keyword phrases, often for comical or satirical purposes

GWOT, n. (2002) global war on terror, the Bush Administration started referring to its foreign policy,

ground zero, n. (2001)  the site of the former World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. used as the designation for the target of a nuclear weapon since 1946,

headdesk, n. and int. (2003) Similar to 1996’s facepalm, headdesk is a written interjection, usually found on the internet, expressing frustration and disbelief, as if one were hitting one’s head against one’s desk.

homeshore, homeshoring, n. (2004) the transfer of service industry jobs to electronically connected home-based employees

iPod, n. (2001)

job creator, n. (2004) euphemism for "wealthy person" used as a justification for maintaining low taxes on them.

lipotourism, n. (2004) A blend of liposuction + tourism, this phrase refers to the practice of traveling overseas for low-cost cosmetic surgery.

machinima, n. (2000) This blend of machine and cinema is the practice of creating an animated film using the graphics engine from a video game. Machinima is also used as the name for this genre of film.

man boob, n. (2000) large breasts on a male, usually resulting from obesity.

manscaping, n. (2003)  the shaving of unwanted body hair from the male body. From landscaping.

meet-up, n. (2003) A local meeting of a special-interest group, usually organized nationally via the internet.

meth mouth, n. (2003) The decay and loss of teeth as a result of methamphetamine abuse.

misunderestimate, v. (2000) Mistakenly underestimate. Originally spoken by George W. Bush in November 2000.

netroots, n. (2004)  internet + grassroots, the use of the internet to generate mass political action.

NINA, n. (2004) A type of reduced documentation mortgage program in which no income and no assets are disclosed on the loan application, but employment is verified.

noob, n. (2002) newbie,

Norovirus, n. (2002) a group of related, single-stranded RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis in humans. From the Norwalk virus, named for Norwalk, Ohio which had such an outbreak in 1968.

Obamamania, n. (2004) Obama+mania. Created after Barack Obama's popular 2004 DNC speech.
Old Earther, n. (2000) a creationist who believes that God created the earth and all living things according to a divine plan, but over millions of years and not the six-thousand-year schedule given in Genesis. "young earther" dates to 1988.

parkour, n. (2002) the sport of moving along a route, typically in a city, trying to get around or through various obstacles in the quickest and most efficient manner possible, as by jumping, climbing, or running

Pajamahadeen, n. (2004) bloggers who rigorously fact-checked and challenged mainstream media reporting.

paywall, n.   the practice of making website content available only to those who pay a fee. From "firewall",

podcast, n. (and v.) a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a Web site to a media player or computer

pop-under, n. and adj. On the Web, a pop-under is a window that is created but temporarily 'hidden' behind the window of a Web site that the user has chosen to visit. When the visitor leaves the site that was being visited, the pop-under window becomes visible.

pwn, v. (2002)  To pwn someone is to defeat or embarrass an opponent.
SARS, n. (2003) Severe acute respiratory syndrome.

-sauce, comb. form An intensifier, used in such constructs as awesomesauce and lamesauce.

sausage fest, n. (2000) a party with a high male-to-female ratio.

security mom, n. (2003) A mother who believes that the safety of her country and action to stop terrorism is very important, and who is influenced mainly by this belief in her choice of which leader to vote for. From "soccer mom."

snowflake, n. (2001) a baby born following the transfer of a surplus embryo produced during the in-vitro fertilization of one woman to the womb of another woman who was not a cell donor

South Park Republican, n.(2002) Young adults who hold center-right political beliefs aligned with those portrayed animated television program South Park. The phrase was coined by commentator Andrew Sullivan.

speed-dating, n.(2000) An event at which each participant converses individually with all the prospective partners for a few minutes in order to select those with whom dates are desired

Sudoku, n. (2000)  An American number game, popularised in Japan before reemerging in the English-speaking world in the early 2000's. From the Japanese for "number-alone."

tramp stamp, n. A tramp stamp is a tattoo at the base of a woman’s spine. Needless to say, it is not a flattering term.

twinkling, n. (2002) wiggling one’s fingers upwards or jazz hands, to signify approval.

uparmor, v. (2003) This verb means to add armor or other ballistic protection to military vehicles.

va-jay-jay, n. Vagina

vlog, n. (between 2000 and 2004) online video journal

wardrobe malfunction, n. (2004) a euphemism for accidental exposure of intimate parts. First used in reference to Janet Jackson's breast exposure at the  Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show.

waterboarding, n. (2004)  Interrogation via a waterboard. The noun waterboard, for the device on which the interrogation occurs dates back to 1976.

weapons-grade, adj. (2001) Extremely potent. Used to refer to fissile nuclear material since 1961,

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