New Words – What Do You Think?

How about these new words? Should they be included in the dictionary?

A poll by the Cambridge Dictionary:

https://dictionaryblog.cambridge.org/2018/01/22/new-words-22-january-2018/?wref=tp

 

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flightseeingnoun [U]
/ˈflaɪtˌsiː.ɪŋ/
the activity of seeing interesting places from an aircraft

Forget sightseeing. Who wants tedious queues to tick off must-see sights when you can rise above it all and go flightseeing instead? Yep, flightseeing – essentially sightseeing by air – which makes it infinitely more appealing, particularly in Vancouver, a city made to be seen from above.
[The Times, 19 August 2017]

megamoonnoun [C]
/’me.gə.muːn/
a honeymoon on which the married couple’s friends are also invited

When they sent the invite through it was pretty bananas. It said how much it would cost, where it would be and that they’d love us to come on their honeymoon with them. I didn’t have a megamoon, but now I’m thinking, why not? I loved bringing groups together before the big day, so I wish I’d extended that to afterwards.
[Grazia, 22 August 2017]

biometric bordernoun

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