And they're likely to be around for a while. In the case of girl power, for instance, for considerably longer than the Spice Girls, who are famous for wielding it. Politics, royalty, fashion, celebs - all have played a part, Oxford Dictionaries researchers report, in coining words now in everyday use.
Here we look at some of the most popular:...
kiddydrome: a large department store selling kids' goods.
David Garfinkel, "That words the year that was," The Mirror, December 23, 1997
John Cunningham, "Daisy and Tom go shopping," The Guardian (London), July 23, 1997