This year’s “new” dictionary.com words have been announced and amongst the 300 new words y’all (“used to direct address usually two or more people, or to one person who represents a family or organization’) is FINALLY officially being acknowledged as a word!
Some of the words that stood out to us this year…
Zaddy – an attractive man who is also stylish, charming, and self-confident
Snack – has been updated to include the slang for “a sexy and physically attractive person; hottie”
Oof – an exclamation used to sympathize with someone else’s pain or dismay
Yeet – an exclamation of enthusiasm, approval, triumph, pleasure, joy, etc.
5G – fifth-generation, wireless
A**hat – a foolish, annoying, or contemptible person; a**hole
A few naughty words made the list….
Sh*tshow – a person or thing that is a total mess, failure, or disaster
Several words most of us didn’t know before the pandemic..
Asynchronous – occurring or able to be completed independently according to a person’s own self-paced schedule
Synchronous – occurring in real time, as with participants logged in at an appointed time for a live lecture or discussion
Long Hauler – a person who experiences symptoms or health problems that linger or first appear after supposed recovery from an associated acute illness or active infection