a person who is about to receive his/her degree from a university or college
A graduand is someone who is eligible to graduate, but has not yet graduated. Once your degree has been conferred or your diploma awarded, you become a graduate.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/11/2013 10:46:00
(slang) impressive because of being fashionable
He's really fresh!
Submitted from United States on 29/11/2013 09:37:00
a cross between a male tiger and a lioness (=female lion)
A set of tigon cubs in China are the offspring of a lioness named Mary and her tiger mate.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/11/2013 12:37:00
a cross between a lion and a tigress (=female tiger)
A liger has officially been recognised as the world’s biggest cat ... The 49 inches tall crossbreed, born from a union between a lion and tigress, has been given the moniker of largest cat by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/11/2013 11:46:00
climate fiction: a genre of literature which uses climate change as its main topic
With writers such Michael Crichton (State of Fear), Hamish MacDonald (Finitude) and Ian McEwan (Solar) embracing the genre, CliFi is no longer on the fringe of popular culture but securely rooted at the heart of literary mainstream.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/11/2013 11:39:00
a flock of starlings (=small European birds with dark shiny feathers)
The birds gather in magical shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter’s bite.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/11/2013 14:26:00
a famous lesbian who is open about her sexuality
To define certain lesbians as "celesbians" only reinforces stereotypes.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/11/2013 11:31:00
(slang) a sexually attractive young man
He's a bit of a stud muffin.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/11/2013 15:02:00
a cross between a lion and a leopard
the mother leopard gave birth to a leopon | Put a male leopard and a lioness in a room together and you’ll typically see that leopons have the head of lion and the body of leopard, but in any case are among some of the most fascinating creatures.
Submitted on 25/11/2013 14:53:00
abbreviation for: Professional aunt, no kids. An aunt without children who shows a lot of attention and spends a lot of money on her nieces and nephews
The only problem is that a Pank can sometimes leave a mother feeling grey and boring.
Submitted by: Monika Dołęga from Poland on 22/11/2013 17:17:00
the activity of watching TV for an extended period of time, e.g. several episodes of a series
The truth about binge-watching is right there in the name. When we binge-eat and binge-drink we don’t just chug glasses of Château Lafite or stuff our faces with lobster. ... Instead we drink watery beer and down potato chips. ... Presented with a chance to binge-watch, people do.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/11/2013 12:59:00
a type of journalism which produces longer articles with much more content
Financially, newspapers and magazines have struggled to find ways to make websites pay for their expensive long-form journalism, while book publishers are terrified of what they will find as they begin to dip their toes into the water.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/11/2013 11:46:00
a picture which is taken, usually by a smartphone or a similar device, of somebody with a bookshelf or bookshelves behind them
Do we love reading and books at St Martin’s? Check out our Shelfies and you will find the answer…
a picture which is taken, usually by a smartphone or a similar device, of a bookshelf or bookshelves
Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/11/2013 09:44:00
an animal which is a cross between a zebra and a donkey
A baby Zonkey – a cross between a Zebra and a donkey – named Ippo has been born at an animal reserve in Florence, Italy.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/11/2013 13:52:00
when a man explains something to a woman in a way that shows he believes he knows more about it than she does just because he is a man
If you're a man who wants to be a feminist ally (or avoid pissing off all the women you know), mansplaining is something that you should knock out of your repertoire.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/11/2013 09:47:00
(also teaser trailer)
a very short piece of film advertising a forthcoming film, TV programme etc., designed to create interest before a full trailer is released
BBC is set to release the full trailer for the 50th anniversary episode “Day of the Doctor” tomorrow, but for now here’s a 14-second teaser trailer.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/11/2013 15:41:00
(also scripted reality)
a type of television series featuring real people who talk naturally but are put in situations which are pre-arranged by the production company
The popularity of ‘structured reality’ series such as The Only Way is Essex (ITV2), Made in Chelsea (E4) and Geordie Shore (MTV) has come to the surprise – and sometimes dismay – of veteran UK program makers.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/11/2013 14:04:00
a mirror that tracks the sun, usually in order to concentrate solar power for electricity generation
STS offers progressive and high efficient heliostats, based on own patent pending technology tailored to customers requirements.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/11/2013 11:31:00
to carry out manscaping (=male grooming that involves the removal of body hair, eyebrow shaping etc)
Given how studiedly manscaped he is these days, it wouldn't be the most enormous stretch if trash-talking dandy Shane Warne simply swept into the Ashes commentary box on the first day of the series, adjusted his monocle, and declared that to be tired of sledging is to be tired of cricket.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/11/2013 10:27:00
male grooming that involves the removal of body hair, eyebrow shaping etc
Your manscaping strategy shouldn't result in you looking like a male stripper.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/11/2013 15:39:00