Bleary-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 OxfordDictionaries.com 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 OxfordDictionaries.com 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.