The word cake is about 800 years old, and you're about to make some scrappy newcomers turning 100. Let's celebrate the centennial of all of them. And do not forget the candles (which are at least 1100 years old).
1. World War II
Did you know that the term World War 2 is turning 100 this year? That's right-in February 1919, just a few months after World War 1 ended, a story appeared in the UK's Manchester Guardian called "World War No. 2. "The Oxford English Dictionary is as a reference to an imagined future." The actual second world was would not start until 1
It's a ballet devotee.
Do not look down your nose at this one.
The term Batman comics to cricket.
This is a rather odd / fantastic way to accuse someone of behaving childishly
The original meaning of dunker Dunk a basketball-it was somebody who dunked cookies. Dunking a basketball would not come along until a few decades later.
7. D UNKER
Fun fact: The optimal time to dunk Oreo in milk is three seconds!
If you know a snooty fanboy and a dunker, you might as well know a bimbo, though sources disagree that's from 1919 or 1918. Either way, back then the term has been used to describe a man.
But if you want an unusual 1919 term for a woman, how about undergraduette which is the female version of an undergraduate.
10. SPORTS CAR
Henry Ford created the moving assembly line to build automobiles in 1913, and their burgeoning popularity also brought forth a lot of new terms.
Meaning the child you take off the road.
12. MOTOR SCOOTER
Before the motors, "scooters" were just people who moved fast.
13. PICKUP TRUCK
Presumably to haul undergraduates around in.
hydrofoil -the apparatus that lifts watercraft hulls out of the water to increase speed-so comes from 1919.
Speaking of increasing speed, supersonic meaning higher than humans can hear, is thus turning 100.
It comes from a French word meaning "gluing."
From French, and from 1919, pissoir is a public urinal.
The English language also borrowed vino from the Italians that year.
And penne to go with it.
20. COLD TURKEY
Cold War -a phrase whose modern meaning is 100-years-young and still has mysterious origins. [Theory] meaning "to be frank."
21. SILICA GEL
probably should not eat: silica gel .
Here's a little secret, though: "DO NOT EAT," This is a choking hazard for children. chowing down on the packets. is not advisable.
It's believed T.S. Eliot coined the term polyphiloprogenitive in 1919, which describes one who is prolific in making babies.
23. POST-PRIMARY EDUCATION
This babies will probably need a lot of post-primary education which is turning 100 just as primary education is turning 201.
Similarly, we've had behavior since the 15th century, but behavioral is a 1919 word!
And isolationism is from 1919 versus isolation from 1833.
26. BLUE NOTE
Blue note entered the popular lexicon in 1919. It is a flattened musical note that often pops up in blues and jazz.  27th JAZZMAN
And on that (ahem) note … jazzman meaning jazz musician, so turns 100 this year.
Speaking of professionals, chartist as a term for market analysts comes from 1919.
29. AIR MARSHAL
Air Marshal although it is an officer in the RAF when it was co-ed.
30. air commodore
There's also this new-to-1919 rank, which is the equivalent of a Brigadier (one star) general.
Those words get all the sky-related glory, though. With the post-WWI rise of airplanes, so we got airfield .
32. Air traffic control
If you're going to airfield, you're gonna need this.
33. Air frEIght
And if you've got airplanes, you may as well have them haul some cargo.
As you might guess, you'd use this word to describe a highly successful pimp in 1919.
35. SUPERAGENT  super super super agent super agent what a title given to the Golden Ghost, "super agent of anarchism "who is surprisingly not a comic book character.
Somebody who made a good superagent, Svengali is on our list. Trilby and by 1919, it had become a generic term.
37. XANADU  Xanadu became a word meaning "idyllic place" in 1919, but it first entered public consciousness thanks to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1816.
Xanadu is more telefilm which is a good burn but also a word you would not have used before 1919.
39th BELL CURVE
So that year, people finally had the good sense to put bell and curve together to get the above.
40. IMMUNE SYSTEM
Now let's cover some words that are important in the medical field. 60 years after Louis Pasteur laid the groundwork for modern germ theory. Thankfully, we've got something to fight them.
41. BLOOD TYPING
There's also blood typing although blood types Have possibly been around since earlier than 20 million years ago. According to one survey, nearly 50 percent of people do not know their own blood type.
42. DIAPER RASH
diaper rash entered the lexicon, and became another issue in 1919.
43. SWINE INFLUENZA
Staying with medicine: swine influenza from 1919, possibly as a result of the Spanish flu that was ravaging the globe at the time.
44. SPLIT PERSONALITY
Split personality is 100 years old, although it was first used to refer to patients with schizophrenia. The term used now to describe someone with multiple personalities is dissociative identity disorder.
45. MUSIC THERAPY
The technique has been used since the days of Aristotle, but it officially became a field during the 20th century, when music was used as therapy for hospitalized veterans of both World Wars.
musicalized which is a novel or play is set to music.
Copacetic What first found in print in 1919, and its etymology is unknown. There are similar phrases in a few languages, but no proof for any one being the originator of the word. We do know that vaudeville performer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson claimed to have it pounded up around the 1880s in African-American slang in the south.
We got feedback in 1919, but only to reference a mechanical process. An example of a mechanism using feedback is the audio amplifier. It was not until around the 1950s that it started to refer to a reaction.
The OED records other modern-looking words that emerged in 1919-though with odd meanings. For example, offline which referred to something that was away from a railroad line.
There's also broadband which referred to a broad band of frequencies.
moonwalking meant a type of sleepwalking.
Some fun hyphenated adjectives emerged in 1919. Run-of-the-mill originally meant the substance that came out of a mill before going through quality control, but it gained its significance in 1919.
53. MIXED BAG
The modern meaning of mixed bag – "A diverse or heterogeneous assortment of people or things," according to the OED turns 100 this year. Before that, it was a hunting term for assortment of game.
Preslice What is the invention of sliced bread. It was not until 1928 that Otto Rohwedder's invention started preslicing bread.
And if you're going to preslice something, maybe you should also presoak it.
Antioxidant is 100, although oxidant which has come out of a French word, has been around since the mid-19th century.
Then we have putsch which we got from the Swiss German language. According to Merriam-Webster, it's a "secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt at overthrow a government."
58. Binocs binocs a slang term for binoculars from 1919.
59. There is no better way to watch out for attempted putsch than with binocs a slang term for binoculars from 1919.
59. ELECTRON TUBE
59. ELECTRON TUBE
On the technological front, electron tube is 100. Versions of these devices – which basically control electron flow in electronics like radios and computers – had been around since the 17th century, but it wasn ' until 1904, when John Ambrose Fleming invented a working one.
60. CRITICAL MASS
So we got critical mass in 1919, which nowadays is used to describe something very science-y: how much fissionable stuff you need to keep a chain reaction going. But Merriam-Webster simply defines it as "a size, number, or amount large enough to produce a particular result."
Meltdown which originally was used for anything that melted down, before being referred to nuclear materials in the 1950s.
And on that radiation note, we got radiobiology in 1919-the type of biology that focuses on radiation and radioactive materials.
63. SPECIAL RELATIVITY
A few more related terms so come from 1919, like special relativity even though the theory was formulated 14 years earlier .
They used to be rectified, but William Henry Eccles crafted the term diode to delineate from tetrodes when they were invented.
You can bond with your friends over this 100-year-old word during your science trivia night.
The rise of 20th century industrialization. WHITE ROOM
A lot of science at the turn of the century , MINIMETER
And one more science term: electrodessication which defines the OED as "destruction of abnormal tissue or blood vessels using a monopolar high frequency electrical current."
Encode has a few meanings nowadays, but in 1919, it meant "convert … from one system of communication into another."
71st CODE NAME
Code name [19459004Buta1919newspapersaysthatitdoesnotgiveitsfullnametoMorseCode
72nd BULL SESSION
Bull session meaning "an informal discursive group discussion, "is officially 100, which should give you something to chat about at your next bull session.
Just like it sounds, this word means to resemble a formerly demilitarized nation or organization.
Pokey was made slang for jail in 1919.
On the other end of the spectrum, ritzy so became slang for stylish that year.
76. POSH UP
And hopefully this list posh up your vocabulary a bit.
paxmas What is a word coined in 1919? but delivered on Christmas morning. "
78. BEAVERTAIL  Beavertail got its name in 1919. It's a type of cactus found in the southwestern US and northern Mexico. So … not animal-related.
Another animal-but-not-animal phrase, the word bats joins our list, though only to mean batty . The cute animal already had its name by 1600.
80. HORSE AROUND
Another animal term we humans have made about ourselves: horse around . We do not know exactly who came up with the phrase, but experts say it's probably a spinoff from horseplay a word from 1589.
While we're at it, defang started being used in a figurative way.
And delouse started being used in a literal way.
Delouse became a word thanks to WWI solders going through a delousing process after they demobbed short for demobilized.
And they demobbed and deloused while completing prereturn or what is required before returning to daily life.
This one also says: "One story goes that the long term for underwear came from the U.S." Navy.
We got overbreathing in 1919, but you probably just refer to it as hyperventilating.
87. NON EXPLOITIVE
And non exploitive just 61 years younger than its friend exploitive .
Interrogation Interrogation Interrogation Interrogation 89th OVERREACT
But that's not too alarmed about.
Beltline is 100. It means the "line of an automobile body along the side of the vehicle just below the windows."
Self-validation comes from validate which has been around since the mid-17th century. Go ahead and do it yourself.
But do not try this on yourself. Outgas might not mean what you initially thought. Out of an area, typically with heat.
While not technically coined in 1919, a lot of very familiar words were added to the dictionary that year, like blimp .
94. CONVERtible  Convertible if under the same category as blimp .
As does Hooverize which meant to be with regard to food. It was named after then head of the US Food Administration Herbert Hoover, who suggested economizing on food for the effort.
You may need to make quick trips between your private islands.
Remember hydrofoil ? This is basically the same thing but for air. You can thank airfoil every time your air taxi takes off.
Another thing to cheer, especially in the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
It turns out the 1919 people were as focused as they were at stressing.
100. Activated charcoal
Last but not least … activated charcoal which came to public attention thanks to its use in World War I gas masks and is now found in every hipster cafe in America!