Think about how much has changed in the past year. That’s why more than 300 new words and definitions have been added to Dictonary.com to better “mirror the world around us.”
Here are a few highlights:
“Long Hauler” – referring to people who experience lasting coronavirus symptoms.
“Zaddy” – an alteration of daddy that means “an attractive man who is also stylish, charming, and confident.”
“Ghost Kitchen” – a commercial facility that prepares and cooks restaurant-style food for delivery directly to customers or to one or more dine-in restaurants.
“Side Hustle” – A job that brings in extra money beyond one’s regular job.
Other words also added: “oof, ” “yeet,” and “sh*tshow” (People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year).
The latest update to https://t.co/OeJELgy3YL reflects the evolving landscape of COVID-19, racial reckoning, technological change, and boundless creativity.— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 14, 2021
Here are just some of the 1,200 words we added and updated. https://t.co/XtyzEXPeZh