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Dictionary.com Added More Than 300 Words, Including Zaddy, Oof, and Y’all

The updated "Official Scrabble Players Dictionary," from Merriam Webster, contains "ew," shown in this photo, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, among more than 300 additions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dictionary.com just announced a huge update with more than 300 new words and revisions of old words.

The additions include:  Newsworthy things, like “5G” . . . “long COVID” . . . and “domestic terrorism.”

Cultural things like:  “Deplatform” . . . “minoritize” . . . “side hustle” . . . and “y’all,” which somehow wasn’t already on Dictionary.com.

Internet lingo like:  “Trigger warning,” abbreviated to “TW” . . . “content warning,” abbreviated to “CW” . . . and “DEI,” meaning “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

And just silly stuff like:  “Oof” . . . “silver fox” . . . “yeet” . . . “zaddy,” which is an attractive man who’s also stylish, charming, and self-confident . . . and “snack,” as in a sexy person.

They also formalized some profane words:  “[S-word]show”, which got an honorable mention for the People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year . . . and “a**hat.”


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