Erin McKean, an editor for the Oxford American Dictionary, defined tablescape as "everything you put on a table". She indicated that the first reference to the word was in 1991, but that it only recently came into common usage.
I went surfing to see what other fun words made the cut. I thought these were interesting:
Main Entry: sandwich generation
: a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children
Main Entry: poly•am•ory
Inflected Form(s): plural -ories
Etymology: polyamorous (from poly- + amorous) + 2-y
: the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time
- poly•am•or•ist /-rist/ noun
- poly•am•o•rous /-'a-m&-r&s, -'am-r&s/ adjective
Main Entry: drama queen
: a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions
And my personal favorite.
Main Entry: mouse potato
Etymology: after couch potato
slang : a person who spends a great deal of time using a computer
Some of the other new words can be found here.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago