Dictionary.com Includes ‘420,’ ‘Hangry’ and ‘Sext’ in List of Over 300 New Words

Keeping up with the times

Dictionary.com has added over 300 new words to their inventory, including words and definitions like “420,” “dabbing,” and “cheat day.” Here’s an excerpt from the website’s blog post on their latest additions:

Once again, many new words came straight from the headlines, from Black Lives Matter and Burkini to alt-right and clicktivism. Some words like 420 and Kush reflect broader acceptance of marijuana use and culture, as it’s becoming medically and recreationally legal across the country.

See below for a few highlights.

420
alt-right
bitchface
cat café
cheat day
clicktivist
cold brew
dabbing
dad bod
friendiversary
hangry
K-pop
Kush
lightsaber
man bun
mic drop
petrichor
sext
slay
smackdown
stochastic terrorism
struggle bus
superfood
teachable moment
throw shade
uncanny valley

Merriam-Webster it is not, but dictionary.com is making inroads with our web-savvy and meme-aware youth.

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