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This definitely has something to do with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie this time!

Here you can find a list of the new Nigerian words and senses added to the Oxford Dictionary in the 2020 update:

  • agric, adj. & n.
  • barbing salon, n.
  • buka, n.
  • bukateria, n.
  • chop, v./6
  • chop-chop, n./2
  • danfo, n.
  • to eat money, in eat, v.
  • ember months, n.
  • flag-off, n.
  • to flag off in flag, v.
  • gist, n./3
  • gist, v./2
  • guber, adj.
  • Kannywood, n.
  • K-leg, n.
  • mama put, n.
  • next tomorrow, n. & adv.
  • non-indigene, adj. & n.
  • okada, n.
  • to put to bed, in put, v.
  • qualitative, adj.
  • to rub minds (together) in rub, v./1
  • sef, adv.
  • send-forth, n.
  • severally, adv.
  • tokunbo, adj.
  • zone, v.
  • zoning, n.

Which other Naija words do you think should be added to the dictionary?




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