See the 29 New Words in Oxford Dictionary including Okada, Danfo, K-leg


The Oxford English Dictionary did its January 2020 update by adding 29 words which originated from Nigeria.

 The popular dictionary made this known via a post on its official website recently.


According to the post, some of the words were borrowed while others are coinages.

See the list of the words here and their senses: 


agric, adj. & n.


barbing salon, n.

buka, n.

bukateria, n.

chop, v./6

chop-chop, n./2

danfo, n.

to eat money, in eat, v.

ember months, n.

flag-off, n.

to flag off in flag, v.

gist, n./3

gist, v./2


guber, adj.

Kannywood, n.

K-leg, n.

mama put, n.

next tomorrow, n. & adv.

non-indigene, adj. & n.

okada, n.

to put to bed, in put, v.

qualitative, adj.

to rub minds (together) in rub, v./1

sef, adv.

send-forth, n.

severally, adv.

tokunbo, adj.

zone, v.

zoning, n.

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