As social media and popular culture continue to influence the way we speak, Dictionary.com is zhuzhing up its database to reflect the latest changes.
The online lexicon on Tuesday announced its largest-ever update along with 650 brand new words and phrases, including zhuzh, amirite, brownface, janky, MeToo, sharent, whitesplain, DGAF and GOAT.
The 15,000 updates also include new and revised definitions, etymologies and pronunciations that capture trends in culture and technology and reflect a significant year of change in America.
“The work of a dictionary is more than just adding new words. It’s an ongoing effort to ensure that how we define words reflects changes in language — and life,” said John Kelly, Senior Editor at Dictionary.com.
“Among our many new entries are thousands of deeper, dictionary-wide revisions that touch us on our most personal levels: how we talk about ourselves and our