bigorexia

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The Hulk: suffering from bigorexia?

bigorexia

/ ˌbɪɡoˈrɛksiə / noun

a psychological condition where a person who already has big muscles thinks that he or she looks small and needs to develop bigger muscles:
Men with low self-esteem are most at risk of developing bigorexia.

Bigorexia is not a technical word, and is used mainly in journalism. The technical term is muscle dysmorphia.

Brexit

Brexit

Who knows where we’re going?

Brexit

/ ˈbrɛksɪt / noun

Brexit is a term used to refer to the proposed departure of the UK from the European Union:
Some people can go to extreme lengths to show their support for Brexit.

Brexiteer

Brexiteer

Some Brexiteers can get carried away

Brexiteer

/ brɛksɪˈtɪər / noun

a supporter of Brexit:
Brexiteers could barely conceal their delight with the referendum result.

Brexiter is also sometimes used.

burkini

The burkini: ymbol of repression or women's freedom of choice?

The burkini: symbol of repression or women’s freedom of choice? [photo by Giorgio Montersino CC BY-SA 2.0]

burkini

/ bɜrˈkini / noun

a piece of women’s clothing for swimming or staying on the beach that covers the whole body except for the face, hands, and feet:
The ban on the burkini on some French beaches is proving to be highly controversial.

butt call

butt

If all you hear are strange, muffled noises, chances are it’s a butt call.

butt call

/ ˈbʌt kɔl / noun

an informal word for a call that you make by pressing your phone by accident:
It must be a butt call – I can’t understand a thing.

The verb is butt-dial or butt-call:
It can be embarrassing if you butt-dial your boss from the bar.

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butt-dial

butt

You know you’ve been butt-dialled when you don’t understand a thing on the other end.

butt-dial

/ ˈbʌt ˌdaɪəl / verb

to make a call accidentally by pressing your phone without meaning to:
It can be embarrassing if you butt-dial your boss from the bar.

You can also say butt-call:
I butt-called my boyfriend by accident and he heard me chatting to another guy.

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