Words of the Year

In 2014, Oxford Dictionaries chose vape. Although derived from vapor or vaporize, the new verb means to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic or "E" cigarette or the noun denotes the e-cigarette device itself. Oxford chose vape due to it's frequency of use given the popularity of e-cigarettes and "vape cafes". Oxford noted that the word vaping was first used in 1983 in an article by Rob Stepney discussing the hypothetical new habit of inhaling nicotine vapor or as it would be called, "vaping". The future is now!