38 Surprising New Words Added to Scrabble's Official Wordlist

PHOTO: Slang words like "hashtag," "emoji" and "twerking" are just a few of the 6,500 new words that have been were to Collins Dictionary, Scrabbles official word list, on May 21, 2015.Kristel Tan
Slang words like "hashtag," "emoji" and "twerking" are just a few of the 6,500 new words that have been were to Collins Dictionary, Scrabble's official word list, on May 21, 2015.

"Twerking," "emoji" and "hashtag" are just three of the more than 6,500 new words added today to the Collins Official Scrabble Wordlist -- the official dictionary used by international Scrabble tournament players.

The list was "influenced by all parts of life including social media, slang, technology and food, plus English from around the world," Collins Dictionary wrote in a blog post today.

The World English-Language Scrabble Players Association is going to officially adopt the new wordlist in September -- after professional players get some time to study and get comfortable with words like "ridic" and "lolz," according to Collins.

And just in case you have any plans on fighting for about $8,000 (AU$10,000) at the 2015 World Scrabble Championship in Australia this November, here's a list of the 38 most surprising new words you can use to your advantage:

1. AUGH

Meaning: interjection expressing frustration

Point value: 11

2. BEZZY

Meaning: best friend

Point value: 18

3. BLECH

Meaning: interjection expressing disgust

Point value: 12

4. CAKEHOLE

Meaning: mouth

Point value: 17

5. CAZH

Meaning: casual

Point value: 18

6. CHECKBOX

Meaning: small clickable box on a computer screen

Point value: 28

7. COQUI

Meaning: type of tree-dwelling frog

Point value: 16

8. DENCH

Meaning: excellent

Point value: 11

9. DEVO

Meaning: short for devolution

Point value: 8

10. EEW

Meaning: exclamation of disgust

Point value: 6

11. EMOJI

Meaning: digital icon used in electronic communication

Point value: 14

12. FACETIME

Meaning: talk with (someone) via the FaceTime application

Point value: 15

13. GEOCACHE

Meaning: search for hidden containers using GPS as a recreational activity

Point value: 16

14. GRR

Meaning: interjection expressing anger or annoyance

Point value: 4

15. HACTIVIST

Meaning: person who hacks computer systems for political reasons

Point value: 22

16. HASHTAG

Meaning: a word or phrase preceded by a hashmark on Twitter, used to denote the topic of a post

Point value: 14

17. IXNAY

Meaning: no

Point value: 15

18. LOLZ

Meaning: laughs at someone else’s or one’s own expense

Point value: 13

19. LOTSA

Meaning: lots of

Point value: 5

20. NEWB

Meaning: newbie

Point value: 9

21. OBVS

Meaning: obviously

Point value: 9

22. ONESIE

Meaning: one-piece garment combining a top with trousers

Point value: 6

23. PACKZI

Meaning: round, filled doughnut

Point value: 23

24. PODIUMED

Meaning: to finish in the top three places in a sporting competition

Point value: 14

25. PWN

Meaning: to conquer or to gain ownership

Point value: 8

26. QUINZHEE

Meaning: shelter made from hollowed-out snow

Point value: 29

27. SCHVITZ

Meaning: to sweat

Point value: 24

28. SEXTING

Meaning: practice of sending sexually explicit text messages

Point value: 15

29. SHIZZLE

Meaning: a form of US rap slang

Point value: 18

30. SHOOTIE

Meaning: type of shoe that covers the ankle

Point value: 10

31. THANX

Meaning: thank you

Point value: 15

32. TUNAGE

Meaning: music

Point value: 8

33. TWEEP

Meaning: person who uses Twitter

Point value: 10

34. VAPE

Meaning: to inhale nicotine vapor (from an electronic cigarette)

Point value: 9

35. WAHH

Meaning: interjection used to express wailing

Point value: 10

36. YEESH

Meaning: interjection used to express frustration

Point value: 11

37. WARBOT

Meaning: any robot or unmanned vehicle or device designed for and used in warfare

Point value: 11

38. WUZ

Meaning: was

Point value: 15