Vape, we all use the word if we have anything at all to do with e-Cigs or e-Juice, but now it is officially an English word in the Oxford English dictionary (and another great ‘v’ word for scrabble!!). The word “Vape” has apparently been around since the 1980’s but never in use by the population large enough to be added to dictionaries. Google and Windows spell-checkers however are yet to add vape. But how do Oxford define ‘Vape’?

Definition of Vape in the Oxford English Dictionary:

VAPE


VERB

[NO OBJECT]:
Inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device:
I’d rather people vaped indoors than smoked outside.
[WITH OBJECT]:
Many smokers have started vaping e-cigarettes to help them cut down
(as noun vaping).


NOUN

An electronic cigarette or similar device:
[EXAMPLE]: I’ve been using a vape now for 15 weeks

An act of inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device:
[EXAMPLE]: My cravings went away as soon as I took a vape.


Derivatives

Vaper

NOUN
Some vapers say these devices have helped them reduce their smoking or quit altogether.


Origin

1980s (in reference to an experimental ‘non-combustible’ cigarette): abbreviation of vapour or vaporize.


if you want to see the word at the oxford dictionary main page you can visit it here.