“Our team is redefining what it means to be the dictionary in a rapidly changing world. We are more than definitions and synonyms, ”said Jennifer Steeves-Kiss, CEO of Dictionary.com.
The most significant over the past year has, of course, been the COVID-19 pandemic. Additions include “long COVID“”, “long haul“, and “long haulWhich help describe the long-term effects of the virus. Students, after a long and tedious year of online learning, can now define the words “asynchronous” and “synchronous. “
The recent outcry to correct racial disparities across America and the world prompted the slang term “Aunt Jemima” and “Code black», And other identity and racial terms to be defined. Abbreviations “JEDI“(Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) and”DEI(Diversity, equity and inclusion), were both part of the addition, next to “TW“(Trip warning) and”CW”(Content warning).
Young people can be free to express themselves with Dictionary.com on the back like “Again, “snack,” and “zaddyHave officially received new definitions. On the other hand, words like “silver foxHave received updated definitions.
John kelly, editor of Dictionary.com, said that “our latest dictionary update continues to reflect the world around us.” These new additions can help society better express its experiences, difficulties and emotions.
Additional notable mentions:
- you all: you (used in the direct address usually to two or more people, or to a person who represents a family, organization, etc.).
- second mister: the husband of the US vice president, or the husband of a current state or local official ranked immediately below the governor or mayor
- disjointed: have or show wit and determination, especially despite obstacles.
- phew: an exclamation used to sympathize with someone else’s pain or dismay, or to express one’s own.
- lemming: a person who follows the will of others, especially in a mass movement, and goes directly to a dangerous, stupid or destructive situation or circumstance.
- mess: an unnecessary and worthless project undertaken for political, corporate or personal gain, usually a government project funded by taxpayers.
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