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Words Turning 100 In 2019



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

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2. Balletomane

It's a ballet devotee.

3. Snooty

Do not look down your nose at this one.

4. Fanboy

The term Batman comics to cricket.

5. Peter-Pannery

This is a rather odd / fantastic way to accuse someone of behaving childishly

6. Dunk

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!

8. BIMBO

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.

9th UNDERGRADUATE

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.

11. EXITS

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.

14. HYDROFOIL

hydrofoil -the apparatus that lifts watercraft hulls out of the water to increase speed-so comes from 1919.

15. SUPERSONIC

Speaking of increasing speed, supersonic meaning higher than humans can hear, is thus turning 100.

16. COLLAGE

It comes from a French word meaning "gluing."

17. PISSOIR

From French, and from 1919, pissoir is a public urinal.

VINO

The English language also borrowed vino from the Italians that year.

19. PENNE

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.

22. POLYPHILOPROGENITIVE

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.

24. BEHAVIORAL

Similarly, we've had behavior since the 15th century, but behavioral is a 1919 word!

25. ISOLATIONISM

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. [19659002] 27th JAZZMAN

And on that (ahem) note … jazzman meaning jazz musician, so turns 100 this year.

28. CHARTIST

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.

31. AIRFIELD

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.

34. SUPERPIMP

As you might guess, you'd use this word to describe a highly successful pimp in 1919.

35. SUPERAGENT [194559006] 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.

36. SVENGALI

Somebody who made a good superagent, Svengali is on our list. Trilby and by 1919, it had become a generic term.

37. XANADU [194559006] Xanadu became a word meaning "idyllic place" in 1919, but it first entered public consciousness thanks to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1816.

38. TELEFILM

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.

46. MUSICALIZED

musicalized which is a novel or play is set to music.

47. COPACETIC

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.

48. FEEDBACK

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.

49. OFFLINE

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.

50. BROADBAND

There's also broadband which referred to a broad band of frequencies.

51. MOONWALKING

moonwalking meant a type of sleepwalking.

52. RUN-OF-THE-MILL

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.

54. Preslice

Preslice What is the invention of sliced ​​bread. It was not until 1928 that Otto Rohwedder's invention started preslicing bread.

55. Presoak

And if you're going to preslice something, maybe you should also presoak it.

56. ANTIOXIDANT

Antioxidant is 100, although oxidant which has come out of a French word, has been around since the mid-19th century.

57. Putsch

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

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."

61. MELTDOWN

Meltdown which originally was used for anything that melted down, before being referred to nuclear materials in the 1950s.

62. RADIOBIOLOGY

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 .

64th DIODE

They used to be rectified, but William Henry Eccles crafted the term diode to delineate from tetrodes when they were invented.

65. COVALENCE

You can bond with your friends over this 100-year-old word during your science trivia night.

66. DIOXIN

The rise of 20th century industrialization. WHITE ROOM

White Room

A lot of science at the turn of the century , MINIMETER

Minimeter

ELECTRODESSICATION

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."

70th ENCODE

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.

73. REMILITARIZE

Just like it sounds, this word means to resemble a formerly demilitarized nation or organization.

74. POKEY

Pokey was made slang for jail in 1919.

75. RITZY

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.

77. PAXMAS

paxmas What is a word coined in 1919? but delivered on Christmas morning. "

78. BEAVERTAIL [194559003] Beavertail got its name in 1919. It's a type of cactus found in the southwestern US and northern Mexico. So … not animal-related.

79. BATS

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.

81. DEFANG

While we're at it, defang started being used in a figurative way.

82. DELOUSE

And delouse started being used in a literal way.

83. DEMOBBED

Delouse became a word thanks to WWI solders going through a delousing process after they demobbed short for demobilized.

84. PRERETURN

And they demobbed and deloused while completing prereturn or what is required before returning to daily life.

SKIVVIES

This one also says: "One story goes that the long term for underwear came from the U.S." Navy.

86th OVERBREATHING

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.

90. BELTLINE

Beltline is 100. It means the "line of an automobile body along the side of the vehicle just below the windows."

91. SE-validation

Self-validation comes from validate which has been around since the mid-17th century. Go ahead and do it yourself.

92. OUTGAS

But do not try this on yourself. Outgas might not mean what you initially thought. Out of an area, typically with heat.

93. Blimp

While not technically coined in 1919, a lot of very familiar words were added to the dictionary that year, like blimp .

94. CONVERtible [194559003] Convertible if under the same category as blimp .

95. HOOVERIZE

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.

AIR TAXI

You may need to make quick trips between your private islands.

97. AIRFOIL

Remember hydrofoil ? This is basically the same thing but for air. You can thank airfoil every time your air taxi takes off.

98. ANTI-ALLERGY

Another thing to cheer, especially in the spring, summer, fall, and winter.

99. Anti-stress

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!


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