Young people in Germany voted “to merkel” (as in German Chancellor Merkel) to be the top new word with German youths in 2015. A jury will decide on whether the word will be named Top New German Youth Word 2015 and enter dictionaries.
The meaning of the new verb is described as: “do nothing, don’t make a decision, don’t say anything”. Other interesting new words in the poll are “rumoxidieren”, which is described as a synonym to “chilling”. The new suggested word for a selfie is “egoshoot”. We also like “Discopumper” for someone who is training hard to build muscles in order to look good in a club. Last year’s word of the year was the phrase “Läuft bei dir”, meaning something like “You’re the ...”