VapeXhale News: Oxford's Word of the Year is... Vape!

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

(CNN) -- Sorry, "bae."

The noun -- a " term of endearment for one's romantic partner" -- was shown no love by Oxford Dictionaries, which instead selected "vape" as the 2014 word of the year.

"Vape" can be used as either a noun meaning "an electronic cigarette or similar device" or a verb in which one would "inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device."

According to a press release from Oxford, research showed the use of the word "vape" more than doubled in 2014 over the previous year. Couple that with the growth of electronic cigarettes into a multimillion dollar industry and the Oxford editors decided that the word's time had come.

In addition to "vape" and "bae," this year's shortlist included:

budtender, noun:

A person whose job is to serve customers in a cannabis dispensary or shop


Brianne O`Neill
Brianne O`Neill