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Oxford Advance Learner Dictionary Added “next tommorow, mama put, chop,Okada, Buka, And 24 Other Nigeria Slangs To Their New Edition.

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Oxford Advance Learner Dictionary Add “next tommorow, mama put, chop,Okada And 25 Other Nigeria Slangs To Their New Edition

Oxford English Dictionary has announced the addition of 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to the dictionary.

OED’s World English Editor, Danica Salazar made this known in a statement: “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s”. ‘Next tomorrow,’ is one of the new entries into the dictionary.

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The expression is regarded as the oldest among the over 25 uniquely Nigerian words/expressions. According to Salazar, ‘next tomorrrow’ was first used in written English as a noun in 1953, and as an adverb in 1964.

Kannywood, which refers to the film industry in northern Nigeria, is deemed the youngest among the lot.

Others such as ‘buka,’ ‘bukateria’ and ‘severally’ also made the dictionary.

See the new entries below:

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.

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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.

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