binge watch oed 'Binge watch' is now in the Oxford English Dictionary, so your life choices are validBleary-eyed television fanatics, your habits of marathon viewing, whether out of love or spite, are now enshrined in the Oxford English Dictionary.

The newest update to includes the words “binge-watch” and “hate-watch,” two TV terms popularized on social media and now given the imprimatur of authority by the OED. The dictionary does not, however, set down just what constitutes a binge, defining the former term as “Watch[ing] multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming.”

“Hate-watch,” meanwhile, is defined as “Watch (a television programme) for the sake of the enjoyment one derives from mocking or criticizing it.”

Other new words added to include live-tweet (which you might do while hate-watching); subtweet (which someone might do in response to your hate-watch live-tweeting); catfish (as a verb, derived from the movie and TV show of the same name); side boob and side-eye (the former of which might induce the latter on, say, “Fashion Police”); mansplain; and clickbait (which you might argue the headline of this post is). The full list of new words is here.

Posted by:Rick Porter