Rap’s British cousins ‘Dubstep’ and ‘Grime’ have been added to the Chambers dictionary. Grime is defined as “a style of popular music combining elements of dancehall and hip-hop” while dubstep is described as “a type of electronic popular dance music developed from drum and bass.” Especially the second definition will come in handy to many folks since there seem to be as many interpretations of what dubstep really is as there are listeners to it. I usually find that simply asking myself ‘does it wobble?’ does the trick for me.
Anther new music-related inclusion is ‘boyband’ which is comically defined as “A pop group, targeting mainly the teenage market, composed of young males chosen because they look good and can dance and sometimes even sing”.
Spotted @ NME.