Dictionary.com Added New Words And They Are Totally A Sign Of The Times


Our language is everchanging so Dictionary.com adds new words to their website every year. Typically it's a mesh of slang words and real words.

Here are a few of the new additions that totally make sense:

Long COVID: a condition characterized by symptoms or health problems that linger or first appear after supposed recovery from an acute phase of Covid-19 infection.

Cultural appropriation: the adoption, usually without acknowledgment, of cultural identity markers from subcultures or minority communities into mainstream culture by people with a relatively privileged status.

5G: fifth-generation: being or relating to communications technology or a mobile device that supports much faster data-transfer speeds with significantly lower latency than previous versions.

Domestic terrorism: the unlawful use of violence or threats against a country's civilian population or government by an individual or group based and operating within the same country and without foreign direction, with the goal of furthering political, social, or ideological objectives.

And here are a few of the ridiculous slang words to come out of the last year:

Oof: an exclamation used to sympathize with someone else's pain or dismay, or to express one's own.

Snack: (Slang) a sexy and physically attractive person; hottie.

Yeet: an exclamation of enthusiasm, approval, triumph, pleasure, joy, etc.

Zaddy: an attractive man who is also stylish, charming, and self-confident.

Y'all: you (used in direct address usually to two or more people, or to one person who represents a family, organization, etc.).

Youse: you (usually used in addressing two or more people).

A**hat: a foolish, annoying, or contemptible person; a**hole.

A total of 300 new words were added so there are plenty of fun new ways to switch up your vocabulary and possibly confuse the heck out of someone.


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