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名人发明的网红新英文单词 每一个来头都不小

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Over the course of the 20 plus seasons of her show "America's Next Top Model," Tyra Banks invented a handful of words ranging from "flawsome" (embracing and loving your flaws) to "drekitude" (wack, disgusting, wrong).


名人发明的网红新英文单词 每一个来头都不小

But the most ubiquitous Tyra-ism is "smize," meaning "to smile with your eyes."


In fact, the word (and phenomenon) became so popular that Banks released an app to help smartphone users master the art of smizing.


Although the term actually predates the Destiny's Child song, Queen Bey is credited with popularizing "bootylicious."


Meaning "sexually attractive," this compound word is so widespread that it made it into the Oxford English Dictionary.


Taylor Swift coined this portmanteau of "Swift" and "Christmas" in 2014. Now an annual tradition, the term refers to the lavish gifts she mails her fans around the holiday season.


In an effort to take her personal brand to the next level, the singer applied to trademark "Swiftmas" (as well as phrases related to her albums) in 2015.


This acronym, which stands for "gym, tan, laundry," comes from MTV's "Jersey Shore." Although it was popularized by cast member Pauly D, it turns out that the phrase was actually invented by series producer SallyAnn Salsano.


"We started summarizing the day's shoots on whiteboards and just started writing GTL for short, and Pauly was in front of the camera like, 'GTL? What's that?''' Salsano said in an interview with Complex.


Meaning "done" or "finished," "dunzo" originated on another MTV series, "Laguna Beach."


It became so popular that it even entered the notably colorful lexicon of Tom Haverford on "Parks and Rec."


"Fleek" comes from the phrase "on fleek," which was coined in 2014 by viral Vine star Kayla Newman (better known by her username, Peaches Monroee).

Fleek源于短语on fleek,是短视频社交应用Vine上的网红明星凯拉·纽曼在2014年创造的(纽曼的网名Peaches Monroee更为人所熟知)。

It's typically used to refer to well-groomed eyebrows, but can be applied to anything from hair to makeup.


We hear a lot about celebrity clapbacks these days. Merriam-Webster defines "clapback" as "responding to a criticism with a withering comeback."


Although it's commonly used as a noun, it stems from the verb "clap back," the name of rapper Ja Rule's 2003 diss track.

Clapback通常用作名词,不过该词源于动词短语clap back,是说唱歌手杰·鲁2003年的一首攻击性单曲的名字。

We can thank Drake for the widespread usage of "YOLO," but the Canadian rapper wasn't the only celeb to tap into that particular zeitgeist.

我们应该感谢加拿大说唱歌手德雷克,是他让YOLO(You only live once)开始普遍使用。不过德雷克不是唯一一个关注YOLO精神的名人。

Legendary 20th-century actress Mae West is known for the quote, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."


Long before the rise of "post-truth" politics and alternative facts, late-night host Stephen Colbert came up with the clever word "truthiness."


"We're not talking about the truth; we're talking about something that seems like truth — the truth we want to exist," he said, referring to George W. Bush.


There's no denying the pervasiveness of the word "amazeballs." Coined by Perez Hilton, it refers to something that's "extremely good, impressive, or enjoyable."




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