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Beer O’clock, Cat Cafe, Hangry, and More Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

It's almost wine o'clock.

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Today, about a dozen new words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary. A perennial zeitgeist, the dictionary has added food words like banh mi, California roll, and doughnut hole in years past. This year's list includes the terms awesomesauce as well as weak sauce, and eight other food- or restaurant-related words. Here they are, including their definitions:

barbacoa (noun): (in Mexican cooking) beef, lamb, or other meat that has slowly been cooked with seasonings, typically shredded as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc.

beer o'clock (noun): an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer

cakeage (noun): a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves

cat cafe (noun): a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

cupcakery (noun): a bakery that specializes in cupcakes

fast-casual (adjective): denoting or relating to a type of high-quality self-service restaurant offering dishes that are prepared to order and more expensive than those available in a typical fast-food restaurant

hangry (adjective): bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

wine o'clock (noun): an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine