Oxford Dictionaries has officially added a batch of Canadian words to their online dictionary of English, including ‘Trudeaumania’, ‘kitchen party’, and ‘bunny hug’. In accordance with the dictionary, a kitchen party is a term for an informal house party with song and dance, and a bunny hug is a term for a hoodie. Several other additions include recognition and references to where Canadians live, including Calgarian, Ottawan, Haligonian, and Torontonian.
The term Trudeaumania was originally a nickname given in early 1968 in reference to the excitement of Pierre Trudeau’s entry into the leadership race of the Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeaumania continued throughout the subsequent federal election and during Pierre’s early years as Prime Minister of Canada. Now decades later, the term has remerged and has drawn comparable international reaction when Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister himself in 2015.