Cat ladies rejoice: You're in the dictionary

Eleanor Abernathy of The Simpsons (Fox / The Simpsons)
Eleanor Abernathy of The Simpsons (Fox / The Simpsons)

Don't like it when people make up new words? Drink the haterade - Oxford Dictionary ain't your biatch.

More than 300 new terms have been added to the world's most popular dictionary, including haterade ("excessive negativity, criticism, or resentment") and biatch ("an affectionate or disparaging form of address").

"We're very excited to share with you the Oxford Dictionaries' funtastic list of new words," editor Rebecca Hotchen wrote on the dictionary's blog.

They include:

  • yas: Expressing great pleasure or excitement.
  • craptacular: Remarkably poor or disappointing.
  • squad goal: A person or thing seen as a model to aspire to or emulate, especially with one's friends.
  • sausage party: An event or group in which the majority of participants are male.
  • cat lady: An older woman who lives alone with a large number of cats, to which she is thought to be obsessively devoted.
  • bronde: Denoting hair coloured so as to have both blonde and brown sections or strands.
  • fitspiration: A person or thing that serves as motivation for someone to sustain or improve health and fitness.
  • haterade: Excessive negativity, criticism, or resentment.
  • negawatt: A unit of energy saved as a result of conservation measures, such as reducing the use of heat or electricity.
  • femslash: A genre of fiction, chiefly published online, in which female characters who appear together in film, television, or other popular media are portrayed as having a sexual relationship.
  • clicktivism: Actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, for example signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on social media.
  • meet-cute: An amusing or charming first encounter between two characters that leads to the development of a romantic relationship between them.
  • skitch: Hold on to the back of a moving motor vehicle so as to be pulled along while riding a skateboard, bicycle, etc.
  • gorefest: A film, book, or video game involving a great deal of violence or bloodshed.

"People feel much freer to coin their own words these days," head of content development Angus Stevenson told The Guardian.

The latest batch of words to enter the Oxford Dictionary came only two months after it added 'Brexit', 'YouTuber' and 'get ur freak on'.

Earlier last year it added 'YOLO', 'resting bitch face', 'splendiferous' and 'moobs'.