‘Vape’ Is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year

Breathe in, breathe out. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is: ‘Vape.’

vapeverb: Inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.

vapenoun: An electronic cigarette or similar device; an act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.

According to Oxford Dictionaries editors, use of the word “vape” in 2014 has shot up to more than double its use in 2013. It arrived just in time to fill the gap left by the word “smoking” as many switched to electronic cigarettes, now a multi-million dollar industry. A “vaping lexicon” has sprung up around the word, with phrases like “vape pen” and “vape shop” also increasing in popularity.

‘Vape’ Is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year – Speakeasy – WSJ.

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