Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vocabulary Lessons: Squee

This month's lessons are dedicated to the words recently added to the Oxford Dictionary.

Today's word is squee.

It's an Internet-heavy word, meant to indicate excitement and cuteness.

It can be an interjection, like a squeal ("Did you see that puppy?! Squee!"), a verb ("I squeed with anticipation while I waited for One Directions to take the stage,"), or a noun ("She let out a squee when she opened her present").

Oxford suggests that the word has origins in the '90s and is derived from the word "squeal."

Additional Resources 
Buzzworthy words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online – squee!, Oxford Dictionaries
Squee, Oxford dictionaries

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