I read in the news that twerking and selfie have been added to dictionary recently. Did it give any origin? Is there any information or details about them?
6The article mentions Oxford Dictionaries Online: twerk | selfie. The words don't appear in the online OED at the moment.– Andrew Leach ♦Sep 9, 2013 at 9:01
3It is saddening that 'twerk' is an official word now.– mikhailcaziSep 9, 2013 at 9:50
I have the same opinion @mikhailcazi– Benyamin HamidekhooSep 9, 2013 at 9:51
They were both added to Oxford Dictionaries Online last month.
The origin of twerk is given as ‘1990s: probably an alteration of work’ and of selfie as ‘early 21st century: from self + -ie’.