Guardians of the English language beware. A French carmaker's ad slogan is about to make its way into the Concise Oxford English Dictionary -- the defining tome of your mother tongue. The 11th edition of the dictionary will include the entry "va va voom." The 1950s American phrase has been used by French ad agency Publicis since 1998 as the tagline for the Renault Clio Sport 172.
Oxford defines va va voom as "the quality of being exciting, vigorous and sexually attractive."
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