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Mom Jeans? Deso? Manspread? Dictionary.com adds new words

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In their latest update, Dictionary.com has added more than 300 news words and definitions, and also revised nearly 1700 entries. 

Some of the words you've probably seen in the news, such as Zika virus,warmist, or Daesh

Others you've probably heard your teenager say:

- Ghosting: The practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship.

  • Example: "I started ghosting her after she liked some of my Facebook pictures from 4 years ago at three in the morning."

- Mom Jeans: Unstylish women’s jeans.

  • Example: "Mom. You're wearing mom jeans. Don't." 

Other words you've probably seen on some of our Facebook posts: 

- Lamestream: Noting or relating to traditional print and broadcast media, when regarded as lacking the fairness, creativity, etc., of independent online news sources.

  • Example: "Why is the lamestream media reporting that Melania plagiarized that speech, when she clearly didn't?" 

Here are some more of the words added, and their definitions.

  • al desko: eating at one’s desk in an office.
  • athleisure: a style of clothing inspired by athletic apparel but also worn as casual, everyday wear.
  • butthurt: mental distress or irritation caused by an overreaction to a perceived personal slight.
  • Daesh: a name used to refer to ISIS/ISIL, the radical Sunni Muslim organization.
  • deso: designated driver.
  • free-range parenting: a style of child rearing in which parents allow their children to move about without constant adult supervision, aimed at instilling independence and self-reliance.
  • ghosting: the practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship.
  • health goth: a fitness enthusiast who is part of the goth subculture.
  • hijra: a person whose gender identity is neither male nor female, typically a person who was born male and dresses as a woman.
  • hot take: a superficially researched and hastily written journalistic piece, online post, etc., that presents opinions as facts and is often moralistic.
  • intersectionality: the theory that the overlap of various social identities, as race, gender, sexuality, and class, contributes to the specific type of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual.
  • lamestream: noting or relating to traditional print and broadcast media, when regarded as lacking the fairness, creativity, etc., of independent online news sources.
  • long-form: noting or relating to types of print or visual media content characterized by in-depth, lengthy narratives.
  • lumbersexual: a man whose style of dress and appearance is reminiscent of the ruggedly masculine stereotype of the lumberjack.
  • manspread: to sit with one’s legs far apart, taking up too much space on a seat shared with other people.
  • Minecraft: a sandbox video game with construction, crafting, exploration, and combat mechanics, available on many game platforms.
  • misgender: to refer to or address (a person, especially one who is transgender) with a pronoun, noun, or adjective that inaccurately represents the person’s gender or gender identity.
  • mom jeans: unstylish women’s jeans.
  • NBD: acronym for no big deal.
  • panromantic: noting or relating to a person who is romantically attracted to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • Pokémon: a media franchise including video games, animated television series, movies, card games, etc. that depict a fictional class of pet monsters and their trainers.
  • presstitute: a journalist or media source whose news coverage is considered to be inappropriately influenced by business interests, political motives, etc.
  • totes: totally.
  • train wreck: a person who has experienced a personal failure, disaster, etc.
  • warmist: a person who accepts global warming as a reality (a term used by people who reject the concept).
  • woke: actively aware of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rights.
  • ze: occasionally used with a singular indefinite pronoun or singular noun antecedent in place of the definite masculine he or the definite feminine she.
  • Zika virus: a chiefly mosquito-borne virus of the genus Flavivirus that causes Zika, a mild illness.

Try and use one in conversation today!

Example: "The presstitute media told me to try and use one of these words in a sentence today!" 

What do I know, though? I'm just a health goth, lumbersexual of a train wreck, a product of free-range parenting, who writes hot takes. NBD. By the way (or BTW), spell check on this program that we use to publish these articles didn't recognize any of these words. So if spell check doesn't recognize them, are they really words? Your deep thought for the day. 

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