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Quiddich, cli-fi among new words in Oxford dictionary

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Quiddich, a fantasy sport played in J K Rowling’s magical Harry Potter frachise, along with words like ‘cli-fi’ and ‘showmance’ are among over 40 new additions in the latest update of the Oxford Dictionary. The non-magical iteration of Quiddich has been around for a little over ten years, originating at Middlebury College in Vermont, and is played with broomsticks held between the legs. ‘Cli-fi’ refers to the genre of fiction exploring issues around climate change and global warming, and is modelled after its hypernym sci-fi.