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Vape Ain’t a Word Because it Ain’t in the Dictionary

Oh yes it is…  now it is. I remember as a kid a saying that I used to hear all the time, “Ain’t ain’t a word because it ain’t in the dictionary“. Maybe that was just where I lived, but i am fairly sure it was a national saying. Well, Vape is in the dictionary now.

According to an ABC News story yesterday, Oxford Dictionary has just added “Vape” to their dictionary.

“These are words that are common enough that you are likely to encounter them, and may have to look up their meanings,” said Oxford Dictionaries editor Katherine Martin.

One of these is “vape” or “vaping,” which describes inhaling smokeless nicotine vapor using e-cigarettes. Oxford Dictionaries researchers say the usage of both “vape” and “e-cig” has increased about 10 times in the past two years.

“The trend of e-cigarettes has created a sort of vocabulary around it,” Martin said.


Syllabification: vape — Pronunciation: /vāp/


Inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device:I’d rather people vaped indoors than smoked outside: many smokers have started vaping e-cigarettes to help them cut down(as noun vaping) there’s concern that young people may take up vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking

An electronic cigarette or similar device. “I’ve been using a vape now for 15 weeks”
1.1 An act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. “my cravings went away as soon as I took a vape.”

Vaping has made it! Having Vape recognized as a word is a good thing for vapers! 

Vaping is in the Dictionary now.