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."
Buzzworthy words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online – squee!, Oxford Dictionaries
Squee, Oxford dictionaries