Already in 2009 we're using:
carbon leakage (moving industry outside zone which makes you pay for emitting CO2)
CBD for central business district
flipping and churning were much used in May. "Flipping" is refurbishing your house with taxpayers' money and then selling it on. "Churning" is having two homes, and constantly switching their status from "first home" to "second home" and back again.
vulture funds (buy third world debt cheaply then go to court to enforce payment of full amount)
metroplex for hastily built out-of-town cityeverything is broken, not just society
In February, people used bolthole a lot, especially having to rent out a Devon "bolthole" because of the credit crunchcrinkly is now crinkle (as in crinkle blouse), though crisp has become crispy
upline (people above you in network marketing genealogy, ie pyramid-selling pyramid)
kettle (verb) – what the police do to protesters
“older ladies” are now called “senior women”
decompress has almost replaced "chill"Buzz Words of 2011 here and here.
Complete Buzz Words of 2010 here.
Buzz Words of 2009 here.
Buzz Words of 2009 Part Two here.