Oxford Dictionaries’ New Word For 2017: Duterte

img_6552LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – A new word has been added to the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2017 edition.  That word is: duterte

Many will immediately think of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte when encountering this new word.  However, by definition, duterte is synonymous to hyperbole.

Here’s the new word entry that will appear in Oxford Dictionaries 2017 edition:

du.ter.te
doo-tear-tey
noun
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
synonyms: exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, embroidery, embellishment, excess, overkill, rhetoric.

If you play scrabble, make sure to keep this new word in mind. It’ll give you an advantage over your game opponents.

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