‘Covidiot’ – Oxford Dictionary Adds New Word For Those Who Do Not Obey To COVID19 Guidelines

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Mumbai : The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary has now given a new word for those who openly refuse to follow the guidelines issued in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic , this word is Covidiot (Covid + Idiot). You can also see it on their website.

Several new words have been added in the era of COVID-19 epidemic, such as social distancing, contact tracing. Apart from this, many such words, idioms and abbreviations have been included in its list. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) is Oxford University Press’s largest English-language dictionary, published for non-native people.

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary announces the addition of new words to its list every three months for the past 20 years. It usually announces new words in the months of March, June, September and December. But in the year 2020, it also announced new words several times, which have been used due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

These new words are added
Corona, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Covidiot, Deep-Clean, Elbow Bump, Elbump, Contact Tracing, Community Spread, Community Transmission, Flatten the Curve, Hand Gel, Hand Sanitizer, Health Professional, Herd Immunity, Hot Zone, Zoom Bombing, Quarantine, doom scrolling, hydroxychloroquine, encove, panic buying, patient zero, personal protective equipment, PPE, self isolate, self isolation, self-quarantine, shelter in place, social distance, social distancing, weight market, WFH, work from home : All of these words have been included in the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary are directly or indirectly related to the epidemic.

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