‘Dubstep’ and ‘Grime’ named as new words in the Chambers Dictionary

'Beatboxing' and 'Boyband' also get a mention in the latest edition of the volume

‘Dubstep’ has been listed as a new word in the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary.

The genre which is defined as a “type of electronic popular dance music developed from drum and bass” has seen a recent upsurge in the last 18 months with the mainstream success of the likes of Magnetic Man and Katy B in the UK charts.

The phrase is one of 200 new additions to the new edition of the dictionary. Other additions include ‘Grime’ which is defined “as a style of popular music combining elements of dancehall and hip-hop” and ‘Boyband’, which is given the definition “A pop group, targeting mainly the teenage market, composed of young males chosen because they look good and can dance and sometimes even sing”.

Other terms newly included in the latest edition are ‘Beatboxing’ which is described “Imitating an electronic drum machine using the voice” and ‘Cloud’, which is described as “a metaphorical image used for the internet”.

According to the writers of the dictionary, words are carefully monitored over a long period before being included to make sure they are not passing fads.