Prepare to be phubbed

Get up to speed with the 2014 lingo

Brace yourself: 'phubbing' is set to be the 'selfie' of 2014.

But, while it's still mobile-related, it's slightly more awkward - meaning being snubbed in a social setting by someone using their phone instead of speaking to you.

It's just one of a list of new words compiled by expert Adam Jacot de Boinod, who tracks linguistic trends.

Learn a bankster from a caxirola now with our handy glossary (or should that be listicle?)...

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Push ring: A ring that a man presents to his partner after she has given birth.

Underbrag: Admitting failings in a way that proves you are confident enough not to care.

Brass ceiling: The difficulty that women face in rising to high positions in the military.

Faitheist: An atheist who is tolerant of religions.

Bankster: A banker whose actions are illegal.

@Pontifex: The Twitter name of Pope Francis.

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Prancercise: A form of exercise that mimics horse moves.

Listicle: An article based on a list of points.

Caxirola: Instrument created for the World Cup in Brazil.

Phubbing: The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.

Doorer: A person who causes a cyclist to fall by opening a car door.

Boil the ocean: To undertake something over-ambitious.

Buffling: Speaking off-the-point in a business context.

Facekini: A face mask worn on the beach to avoid tanning.

On the bubble: At a point where success or failure will be decided.

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