New words – 29 September 2014

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About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

loomband

loom bandnouna very small, brightly-coloured rubber band which is woven together with others in a variety of configurations to make bracelets and other items

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a loom band bracelet on her recent trip to New Zealand, and David Beckham, One Direction’s Harry Styles and the Duchess of Cornwall have done the same.

[www.bbc.co.uk 25.06.14]

velaterapianouna treatment for split ends that involves burning the hair and which originated in Brazil

Brazilian model Barbara Fialho, who has walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret, swears by velaterapia – a procedure which uses an open flame to burn off spit ends.

[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 17.06.14]

normcorenouna fashion trend for bland, undistinguished clothes

Normcore is the antithesis of the highly stylized, dark-denim, vintage-tee hipster look.

[www.vox.com 16.04.14]

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