Wine o’clock is officially a word in the Oxford Dictionary

01 Sep, 2015

Wine lovers, we have a reason to cheer and feel appreciated as the term ‘wine o’clock’ is now officially recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary! defines ‘wine o’clock’ as ‘An appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine’. For a wine lover this usually happens on #winewednesday, #thirstythursday and anytime when it’s #winerist time, aka the time to have a great wine experience. have come up with some interesting examples of what ‘wine o’clock’ is:

‘I just checked my watch and it’s definitely wine o’clock’.

‘We pull ourselves away to pedal back to the hotel in time for wine o’clock.’

‘I thought that cheeky sense of humour only came out to play at wine o’clock?’

We could not be happier with this decision and are delighted that this has finally happened. Not a wine lover? Don’t worry, the term ‘beer o’clock’ has also been defined – you guessed it, as ‘an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer’.

Other 10 new words in the Oxford Dictionary

  1. ‘Cat cafe’ – a cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises. If you are a cat lover, soon you will be able to enjoy a cup of tea while stroking a cat at a new cat cafe in London, Ginger & Toms. 
  2. ‘Brexit’ and ‘Grexit’ – potential British and Greek exits from the EU
  3. ‘Hangry’ – angry due to lack of food
  4. ‘Cakeage’ – a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves
  5. ‘Bants’ – short for banter
  6. ‘Rando’ – a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour
  7. ‘Pocket dial’ – to accidentally call someone while your phone is in a pocket
  8. ‘Normcore’ – a style of dressing that involves the deliberate choice of unremarkable or unfashionable casual clothes
  9. ‘Lamestream’ – used to refer contemptuously to the mainstream media
  10. ‘Mx’ – A title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female


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