This is what your English teacher did not teach you

A Scottish insult describing someone as a scrotum is part of the latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary.

The new additions are among more than 650 new words, senses and subentries newly added to the famous compendium.

New words

Bawbag – slang for ball bag – is one of more than 650 new words, senses and subentries added to the famous compendium.

Other newly included Scottish words include bambampot and bamstick, which mean someone who is foolish, annoying, obnoxious, belligerent or disruptive.

tube – also spelt choob – is a “stupid or contemptible person; an idiot”, and is frequently used as a “disparaging form of address”, the dictionary says.

More than 1,400 definitions have been added in the latest dictionary update

Roaster means an “obnoxious, annoying, or otherwise objectionable person; an idiot”, according to its definition.

Sprag is not dissimilar – meaning a person with an “arrogant, swaggering manner; a boaster, a braggart”.

There is also bowfing, which means foul-smelling – and fantoosh, meaning fancy, showy or flashy. It is often used “disparagingly, implying ostentation or pretentiousness”.

Geggie means a person’s mouth – used to tell someone to “shut your geggie”.

Rooked means swindled or fleeced.

New words

Bidie-in – someone’s cohabiting partner, is also new, as is jotter, which means to get one’s jotters and be dismissed from work.Away from Scotland, more universal additions include hir and zir, which are used as alternative pronouns to him, his or her, and peoplekind  an alternative to mankind.

'Puggle' - the term for a pug/beagle cross - is another new entry

Misgendermisgendered or misgendering is when someone is addressed using a pronoun they do not identify with.

And for dog lovers there is dorgi – a cross between a dachshund and a corgi – and puggle, a pug and beagle cross.

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