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Oxford English Dictionary adds more than 20 Korean words Updated: 2021-10-06 15:00:28 KST

The Korean Wave or Hallyu is making inroads around the world like never before with the likes of "Squid Game" and BTS, even adding new words into the English language.
The Oxford English Dictionary, in its September update, has added more than 20 words of Korean origin.
These include the words mukbang, meaning online videos of people eating food; the traditional Korean clothing hanbok, as well as new food entries, including banchan, meaning side dishes, bulgogi the famous marinated Korean beef, and chimaek, meaning the the pairing of fried chicken and beer.
The OED explained that it included the Korean words in recognition of how innovation in the English language is occuring beyond the traditional centers of the language in the UK and the U.S.
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