Just playing a fleeky game of Scrabble with my bluds (Picture: JAKE SALVADOR/AFP/Getty Images)Scrabble is a game for those who with wide vocabularies who know their words. Younger people who perhaps haven’t had as much time to hone their lexicon, however, are set to get a new advantage.
22 new words have been added to the game, and some are going to be completely unintelligible for those above the SnapChat generation.
Collins Official Scrabble Words include a whole load of topical talking points, from antivaxxer to incel, and from shebagging to manspreading, giving you more and more chances to grab a triple word score.
The words are updated each year, with spikes in usage helping powers that be decide what goes in.
One of the more controversial on the list may be OK, as previously only okay was acceptable in the game. Hackerazzo will get you the most points at 27 – as well as helping you use up pesky Zs.
Let’s take a look at the full list.
New scrabble words for 2019
1. Agender – of a person who does not identify with a gender (9 points)2. Antifa – anti-fascist organisation (9 points)3. Antivaxxer – person opposed to vaccination (19 points)4. Bae – sweetheart or lover (5 points)5. Blud – friend (7 points)6. Burquini – swimming costume covering the whole body apart from the face, hands and feet (19 points)7. Cisgender – having an assigned birth gender and gender identity that are the same (13 points)8. Ew – expression of disgust (5 points)9. Fatberg – large mass of fat in a sewer (13 points)10. Fleek – as in ‘on fleek’, stylish (12 points)11. Genderqueer – person with a non-traditional gender identity (22 points)12. Hackerazzo – person who hacks a celebrity’s personal computer (27 points)13. Hench – fit and muscular (13 points)14. Incel – involuntary celibate (7 points)15. Kompromat – potentially damaging documents, photographs, etc, kept for blackmail (19 points)16. Mansplaining – of a man explaining something to a woman in a condescending way (13 points)17. Manspreading – when a male passenger spreads his legs into the seats beside him (18 points)18. Misgender – refer to a person as the wrong gender (13 points)19. OK – okay (6 points)20. Remainer – person who remains (10 points)21. Qapik – monetary unit of Azerbaijan (20 points)22. Shebagging – when a female passenger places her bag on the seat beside her (18 points)
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