Feels, Facepalm & Fleek: New Words Added to the Dictionary


In our latest update to the dictionary, we added more than 150 new words and definitions, and revised over 1,000 entries. New additions such as feels, yaaas, and doge highlight the role of social media in transmitting and popularizing new terms, while fitness tracker, digital wallet, and Internet of Things demonstrate the new ways that technological innovation is changing the way we live and speak IRL (in real life). Additionally, new entries such as sapiosexual and the gender-neutral prefix Mx. reflect cultural conversations surrounding gender and sexuality.

A handful of words added in the latest update first gained currency on social media platforms. Dictionary.com users will now be able to look up the word fleek, defined as “flawlessly styled, groomed, etc.” The virality of this slang term, often found in the phrase on fleek, contributed to a massive increase in lookups over the last year. Dictionary.com lexicographers have access to billions of data points in search lookups, which they analyze to better understand interest and demand.

New definitions for the gaming words tabletop, nerf, and respawn come on the heels of the addition of esports to the dictionary in May. And new definitions for the familiar terms asterisk and random reflect shifts in usage in recent years. Asterisk’s new definition is “any factor or element that makes an otherwise outstanding achievement somewhat doubtful or less impressive,” as in His win at the spelling bee came with an asterisk because two of the county’s top spellers were unable to compete. Likewise, random was updated to reflect the slang noun definition commonly used in reference to a person or thing that is unknown, unidentified or suspiciously out of place, as in a few randoms showed up to the party.

In addition to looking to our users to determine what words to add, Dictionary.com lexicographers rely heavily on the time-honored practice at the foundation of dictionary writing: reading widely. Scouring sources from literature to scientific journals to news media outlets, our lexicographers are able to find and pinpoint both completely new words as well as words that are shifting in meaning and need new definitions.

Here’s a selection of words added in this update and their definitions:

asterisk: any factor or element that makes an otherwise outstanding achievement somewhat doubtful or less impressive.

bestie: Informal. a person’s best friend.

Creative Commons: a set of various licenses that allow people to share their copyrighted work to be copied, edited, built upon, etc., while retaining the copyright to the original work.

digital citizen: a person who develops the skills and knowledge to effectively use the Internet and other digital technology, especially in order to participate responsibly in social and civic activities.

digital wallet: an electronic device, website, software system, or database that facilitates commercial transactions by storing a consumer’s credit card, shipping address, and other payment data.

doge: an Internet fad or meme typified by an image of a dog of the Shiba Inu breed accompanied by very short phrases that humorously represent the dog’s imagined thoughts and use the wrong modifiers or shortened word forms, as “such dignified” or “amaze.”

drunk text: to send a text message to someone while intoxicated.

EGOT: the honor of winning at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in competitive rather than honorary categories.

facepalm: the gesture of placing the palm of one’s hand across the face, as to express embarrassment, frustration, disbelief, etc. (often used as an interjection).

feels: Informal. strong, often positive feelings.

fitness tracker: a wearable electronic device or a software application that monitors one’s physical fitness and daily physical activity.

fleek: Slang. flawlessly styled, groomed, etc.

Franken-: Slang. a combining form used before something that is a hybrid of disparate parts, and meaning “strange or frightening.”

Internet of Things (IoT): a network of everyday devices, appliances, and other objects equipped with computer chips and sensors that can collect and transmit data through the Internet.

IRL: in real life (in contrast with communication and interaction online or in a fictional situation).

KenKen: Trademark. a brand name for a numerical logic puzzle printed on a grid subdivided into clusters of squares, or cages, the object of which is to fill in the squares so that each column and row do not repeat digits, and all the numbers within a cage combine together using the specified arithmetic operation to equal a target number.

kk: Informal. (used in text messages and other digital communications) okay; OK.

matchy-matchy: Informal. (of an outfit, décor, etc.) having colors or patterns that match or harmonize too closely.

Mx.: a title of respect prefixed to a person’s surname: unlike Mr., Mrs., or Ms., it does not indicate gender and may be used by a person with any or no specific gender identity.

nerf: Slang. (in a video game) to reconfigure (an existing character or weapon), making it less powerful.

neurodiversity: the variation and differences in neurological structure and function that exist among human beings, especially when viewed as being normal and natural rather than pathological.

random: Slang. a person or thing that is unknown, unidentified, or suspiciously out of place.

respawn: (of a character or item in a video game) to reenter an existing game environment at a fixed point after having been defeated or otherwise removed from play.

sapiosexual: a person who finds intelligence to be a sexually attractive quality in others.

shootie: Informal. a woman’s shoe that reaches, covers, or extends just above the ankle.

tabletop: noting or relating to a type of game that requires the physical presence of players and the manipulation of game pieces, as board games and some card games or role-playing games but not video games.

TBH: to be honest.

yaaas: Slang. Yes! (used as a strong expression of excitement, approval, agreement, etc.)


  1. Elizabeth Wagner -  September 11, 2016 - 7:17 am

    I think a new citation should be added to the meaning of dabster, the word of the day for 9/11/16. My grandson is a dabster. He is addicted to dabbing; chich would make him a dabster.

    • The Realz -  October 23, 2016 - 4:51 pm


      • The Realz -  October 23, 2016 - 4:52 pm


  2. Sunshine -  July 14, 2016 - 12:25 am

    I’d rather not incite a rigid debate that these shouldn’t be acknowledged as official words, considering one of the most glorious aspects of the English language is that it is ever-changing.
    However, I find it quite upsetting that these are added with priority over even a single word or definition from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows; though entirely composed of unofficial, made up words – those words are still far superior to any of these which, deserving of their new place as a permanent fixture in our language or not, are absurd.

  3. Bill -  July 8, 2016 - 5:32 pm

    Great new word I discovered:

    Klimklow – it means something crazy, bizarre or highly unusual. It rhymes with “slim now”.

    • Analie Empase -  July 26, 2016 - 7:10 pm

      Thank you for this word Sir it can help me as well.

  4. JTR -  April 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

    At the end of the day, Big Dictionary is an industry made up of businesses. They need to sell new books and stay relevant. If Funk and Wagnall don’t document it but Webster does, they’re gonna lose marketshare (new word I just invented as opposed to ‘market share.’ I think it’s time to push these together). Mark Twain used vernacular in his books and it became an accepted form of speech so why mess with a good formula. If people say it, document it. If it’s documented, people will say it. Now stop crying and lets go make money!

  5. Gordon Stanger -  January 15, 2016 - 4:59 am

    Would someone please formalize the Samoan-English words tuninligent, and its alternative position, crowinligent, which describes the correct placement of a flat-edged chisel for prising off a giant clam from its rocky base.

  6. Meew -  December 2, 2015 - 10:55 am

    Want to know what they should add next?…. Here in my garage…

  7. Andrea -  November 30, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    I would just like to make a note to the Staff that feels are not, I repeat, NOT normally positive, in fact just the opposite. You feel overwhelmed by feelings about characters because they had a rough life. You have feels for Eren Jaeger because his life was ruined by a Titan attack, not because you’re happy. Please,
    fix this.

    • Amber -  December 2, 2015 - 10:41 am

      Actually, someone says feels when they get overwhelmed with feelings. It’s not always happy, but it’s not always sad either. For example: “they look so good in this photo shoot” “ughhh the feels”, or you can look at a picture of someone famous that you like that’s good looking that got their hair cut or something and you’d probably be like “ugh no ugh too many feels stop no no no no stop the feels”

  8. lion -  November 30, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    this is dumb like we just say these words cuz its fun so why make it all seirious we just wanted to have fun know it has to be in the dictionary! why cant we just not put them in the dictionary then call it a day!?

  9. icequeenxoxo -  November 30, 2015 - 11:33 am

    lmao idk lol

  10. Kit Kat Gurl -  November 25, 2015 - 2:56 pm

    Dude, this is something that should be in a dictionary, but not in an official dictionary. Urbandictionary would be a good place, but when it comes to holding up respect for the language, we should preserve it. Imagine having news reporters start using words like “feels” and “on fleek”. Lol, that would be weird, admit it. I use these words everyday because, yeah, I’m from the same generations as the rest of you peeps. But, still, use your brains. Stop giving teenage arguments even if you are teenagers (I am, too, but I’m looking past it). Again, don’t take me wrong, I love this because I love our generation of people; we are awesome and prob more awesome than any generation so far. So, people….there’s a time and place for everything. Our generation’s slang shouldn’t be in a dictionary. It’s just slang, and slang is nothing official. Plus, slang doesn’t last forever (it changes over generations).

    Peace :P

    • Kit Kat Gurl -  November 25, 2015 - 2:57 pm

      not generations

      • Old Saxon -  December 15, 2015 - 9:08 am

        Don’t ever feel the need to correct yourself when expressing a thought. This is the internet, you owe no one an explanation or some kind of proper grammar. People can understand you especially since you’re well spoken eh :)

        With that being said, yes this does not belong in a dictionary. I always had pride owning one, knowing not many did, as it was the last true tether we had to proper and full English. The purest form of the language. These are slang terms, and adding this is just a form of desperation. Seems like they’re trying to make the dictionary more “updated,” when in the first place people should either know these terms as slang or not know them at all (god bless the ones that don’t). I agree. This stuff doesn’t belong. Latin scholars spent years perfecting Latin, and there aren’t any slang words. I think we can at least try to do as the Romans did, and speak properly for most of our lives.

    • lion -  November 30, 2015 - 1:13 pm


  11. ugh -  November 23, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    Most of these are flaccid joke words which is why they can’t be taken seriously as ‘real words’. Meme words like doge are the weakest of all, considering that they are only a fleeting fad within the community and I’m disappointed any decent website would start using it to attract younger audiences – or to ‘engage’ them to ‘better enjoy’ a dictionary. That sounds extremely desperate and just to make a quick laugh throughout high school friends.
    The reference to Shakespeare is a weak argument since he was merely a contributor of language and is much like literally anyone else who creates slang and only fools choose to incorporate it seriously into the English language (let’s be real: do have we ever, for instance, call each other a mouldy rogue?). Sure we add stuff all the time but do we ever actually use it day to day? Personally, slang should be kept in an unabridged dictionary or Urban Dictionary, not in an actual dictionary. I only use this site for quick synonyms or definitions to help me with story writing and I hate having to see frivolous things that are effectively meaningless, such as bestie, drunk text, KenKen, fleek, matchy-matchy, kk, IoT, feels, Franken, EGOT, nerf, shootie, and yaaas. The rest seem reasonable.
    But please don’t sum up someone’s refrain with simply ‘butthurt’. That belittles an argument, sounds condescending, close-minded, and ignores the feelings of others.

    • Shh Shirey -  November 24, 2015 - 9:52 pm

      It’s easy for us old timers to be cynical about the effect social media is having on almost every aspect of modern civilization. I like to think that this is a very exciting time to be alive. In 100 years, people will wonder about what it was like to live through the advent of the internet in much the same way we wonder about life in Ancient Rome. Change is always uncomfortable, but it is also inevitable. I was rereading Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” the other day, and was surprised by how many words I had to look up. I found an online dictionary that includes charts showing usage trends. The usage trends really demonstrate how the English language is indeed a living thing; constantly changing. For example, the usage trends for the word “lugubrious” showed that its use has gone straight downhill over the past 100 years, which I expected (they just don’t make ‘em like Conrad anymore!). But when I changed the default time period to 300 years, I could see that “lugubrious” almost disappeared from the language around 1800, rose steadily until around 1900, and then started on its current downward trend. My point being, changes in language can look very different depending upon who’s looking, and from what perspective.

      • Old Saxon -  December 15, 2015 - 9:14 am

        I noticed in Psych that there were a lot f instances of False Progression in society. There are also false Progressives, people so scared of being left behind with the times, that they abandon the fundamentals they know in a language or anything else in life. Just because someone is scared of getting old, does not make their input on the False Progression of society somehow true. Same goes for groups. Just because someone is backing you does not make you right. So in this instance, the additions are sort of misguided and do not make sense, and just because people agree with these additions, does not make them any less *facepalm*. (Did I use that correctly?)

        Basically what I am saying, (if you have a hard time understanding basic English) is that this is pretty retarded (look it up in the dictionary, actually not a term describing people or an insult at all) in the grand scheme, and is probably why we are now ranked below Italy in the knowledge and general brainpower department.

        Maybe we should stop adding words to dictionaries, stop feeding mid life crises victims or teenagers attention, and focus on refining the language. and Ourselves.

  12. Esiar -  November 23, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    People don’t use fleek in many conversations in real life often, but do they use pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?

    • Shh Shirey -  November 24, 2015 - 10:02 pm

      you really ought to see a doctor about that!

    • Old Saxon -  December 15, 2015 - 9:16 am

      No man… That’s not an actual full definable word due to it having too many conflicting words in it…. And at least it has actual words. Fleek was made after a mispronunciation of the word flick, used in tandem with lighters, meaning to put pressure on your thumb until it swiftly passes over an object or your skin. :/ Point made ^

  13. a hedgehog -  November 21, 2015 - 11:20 pm

    By the arguments of most people here, language shouldn’t even exist because people came up with the words. How else is language supposed to be invented?

  14. Mohsen A. J. -  November 20, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    As a foreign speaker (learner) of English, a language I love, it’s just fantastic that I can look up and understand such words you English speakers invent. It looks like that my argument is the most legitimate as you are making English harder day by day. Those bigots who think that their language is being ruined had better come and live in my country where the most recent dictionary is at least ten years old. And I don’t want to talk about the inferior technologies our publishers use to make dictionaries.

    You should be thankful, English speakers!

  15. ... -  November 19, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    where has this world come to?

    • VeganJeff -  December 3, 2015 - 8:34 am

      Do you mean where in the universe? In relation to the position of the sun?

  16. NEON -  November 19, 2015 - 8:35 pm

    Im a teenager and its sad that these words are being taken seriously.Its like a baby trying to talk .It might be funny and cute but taking it serious is just sad. Honestly..

    • donny -  November 30, 2015 - 3:08 pm

      you know, the “official” language we speak now has changed so much over centuries, and I’m sure the ideal dictionary of words you are describing sounds just as absurd as the language it once was and the people that spoke of it. Language is meant to change over time, to fit our customs, to make things easier to say. I think it’s important for our language to evolve, why try and prevent that?

      • Old Saxon -  December 15, 2015 - 9:17 am

        If this is what you call evolution, Darwin is turning over in his grave, laughing more than he has in years.

      • Isabel -  May 5, 2016 - 5:47 am

        I’m a teenager (barely so, but at least I know what apostrophes are) and I also think it was a stupid idea to add these to the dictionary. The words themselves are hardly used seriously, especially offline, and the definitions provided are pretty awkward and cringey. I mean, if you’ve heard of ‘doge’, you’ve probably been on the internet, and if you want to know what the word itself means, you’ll probably google it!
        And donny, it’s not so much resisting change, it’s resisting these idiotic fad words. I mean, is this how we want to be remembered? Through ‘TBH’?
        “In the Era of the Internet, ranging from the late 2000′s through to 2030, a multitude of slang words and acronyms were developed. Evidence shows that these were widely used in everyday conversation and online communication. This also helps back up the fact that the human race was progressively getting stupider, as they had trouble forming simple strings of words such as ‘to be honest’.”

  17. The Yaaas Dude -  November 19, 2015 - 7:05 pm

    Now that some of my everyday lingo is now a real English word, I shall use them on my next high school English essay.

    • Shh Shirey -  November 24, 2015 - 9:55 pm

      You are my hero!

    • Isabel -  May 5, 2016 - 5:50 am

      Still informal, though. Plus, a lot of them aren’t widely accepted as official terms.

  18. Mallory Smith -  November 19, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    Omg, half of those we don’t even use! We need to add.. Fr (for real), Rn (right now), hbu (how about you), hmu (hit me up/ text me), twinning (is where someone wears the same out fit as you) “matching” isn’t the word for it. Adding on though, Bae (someone very special to you, possibly boyfriend or girlfriend, or just a bestie). More to the list.. Fam (is a person that is a friend or closer than that, it is kind of a nickname thing) and also there is a bunch more! It’s just funny af how much we all made up tho..

  19. The-Candy-Toot-Vampire-Baron -  November 19, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    I don’t know much about this stuff, like all this social networking and pop-culture nonsense, nor do I really care that much, mainly because I know that you don’t need cell-phones and computers to live. But, why add these words? “Yaaas?” Really? I mean, even Dictionary.com itself is telling me that’s not a word while I’m typing this with that little red-underline-thing that appears under a word when you misspell it. Isn’t “yaaas” just a comical way to mispronounce the word “yes”, used in a enthusiastic manner? Now, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard these words before… well, with the exception of “fleek” to which my older brother says… or said… he usually says/used to say, “What the fleek?”… never in the context stated above (or at least, not to my knowledge)… point is, I get that the dictioanry should expand and change and stuff (and I do like the “Mx.”… what would you call that? A title?), but why words like these? Who are the people who made these words and why are they (the words, not people, that is) important? Also, just because these words are included on some website, doesn’t mean they’re official words, used every day by a wide range of people, like children and elderly folks, too, not just a general part of population, which consists of people in between the ages of, say, 10-30 or just about anyone with a Facebook account.

    So, yeah. That just my opinion, I suppose… I could keep going, but I won’t.

    • Shh Shirey -  November 24, 2015 - 10:05 pm

      Didn’t read all the way to the end, huh?

  20. an amused observer -  November 19, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    It has been very entertaining to read all of these comments! It’s quite the linguistic battle. Personally, I tend to side with those who argue that adding these words isn’t degrading the dictionary but merely adding to it. People seem to view the dictionary as the “constitution of language”, so to speak, and that it alone governs the way we speak. And so, those English speakers who insist on using perfectly proper grammar feel attacked when slang terms, particularly these current internet slang terms, are added to it — now they are ‘the rules’. But words existed before dictionaries did; the dictionary is only the result of our growing vocabulary. We as intelligent beings create language, and we change it when we must.

    The internet is a reality in our society, and a relatively new reality at that. With any new change, we need new words to describe it. Also, the internet has advanced communication beyond limits, and that alone contributes to the differences in the way we speak. People should be able to understand these new additions to our language, yes? It’s almost necessary for these words to be recorded in a formal, easily-accessed format.

    Also, I haven’t seen anyone mention Shakespeare yet! He DELIBERATELY created new words! For that, he is my hero. And I’m sure he was met with objection not unlike the negativity seen here. Language is a beautiful thing, and it will always be beautiful, regardless of whatever strange or new words within it. We must have ways to express ourselves, and sometimes colloquialism does it best.

    • Natasha -  November 22, 2015 - 8:19 pm

      Thumbs up :)

    • LeahSimone -  November 23, 2015 - 9:39 am

      …and to this I emphatically respond with a “yaaaaas.” Beautiful. This speaks to linguistics and the elements of language that stretch far beyond ‘grammar rules’ and ‘vocabulary’.
      And for anyone’s viewing pleasure here are 5 other writers/poets/authors who invent words and who I admire a Great deal: Lewis Carroll, Annie Dillard, e.e. cummings, Shel Silverstein, and our beloved Dr. Seuss.

  21. The Real Meme -  November 19, 2015 - 8:35 am

    I would like to propose a correction/addition, if I may. The term ‘feels’ is actually more used like a noun, ex. “that hit me in the feels.” Let me explain.
    Say that you were watching a television show, like The Walking Dead or Doctor Who, and one of your favorite characters died, you would say “that hit me in the feels” because that moment made you feel intense negative emotions. Of course, the same phrase could also be used in a positive light, as in the two characters you wanted to become a couple do, that would also hit you in the feels.
    Internet Language, as I and many others have come to call it, came to be because saying things formally felt uncomfortable and wrong, not necessarily because it’s quicker.

    • The Real Meme -  November 19, 2015 - 8:51 am

      Although sometimes it is a need for speed that creates words, I will admit.

    • Doge -  November 24, 2015 - 1:29 pm

      such agree
      much insight
      very noun
      even indirect object

      >right in the feels

  22. Jo -  November 19, 2015 - 7:29 am

    I find it dumb that most of the comments here talk about how these words shouldn’t be added to the dictionary. After all, the dictionary is only a record of the words we use, along with their meanings. What goes into the dictionary is the language WE speak. So basically, if you think this language, being added to the dictionary, is wrong, you only have yourself to blame.

  23. Sophia B -  November 18, 2015 - 4:59 pm

    I choose Respect and optimistic

  24. joella -  November 18, 2015 - 9:28 am

    i like what you do with this it makes me want to chillax

  25. joella -  November 18, 2015 - 9:25 am

    i like what u do with this

  26. joella -  November 18, 2015 - 9:25 am

    i think it is cool what u guys do with this. i like the videos

  27. Jack -  November 18, 2015 - 8:21 am

    Lexicographers, might I suggest that the next word you add be “butthurt”? If you don’t know what it means, you need look no further than most of the comments in this thread.

    While as a teacher I understand generational anguish “Oh, these kids!” — most of the complaints here are elitist and masturbatory (“But I speak REAL English!”), and also demonstrates how little these folks understand about how language works. That it evolves with the culture, and whether they like it or not, all of these new terms reflect those cultural shifts.

    “Yaaas!” is not just “yes I agree!” with emphasis. Actually, the new definition here isn’t nuanced enough. It also often has a celebratory or even boasting quality to it. Like when someone “gets theirs” (a comeuppance, let’s say), an observer might respond “Yaaas! Finally!”

    Also, what’s plainly taken for granted are the origins of these words, attributed as they are to general culture shifts or “the youth”, when it’s more specific than that. “Fleek”, which by the way MUST be preceded by “on”, along with “Yaaas!” have their origins in African-American Vernacular English (AAVE), which is and always has been the most rapidly evolving dialect. As hip-hop and other aspects of Black culture get “mainstreamed”, the “kids” use the terms, not even knowing their origin. It happens over and over again.

    And what also usually follows is a collective mourning amongst the “mainstream” over their “pure” and “proper” English being so tainted. Fascinating stuff, really. But yeah, add “butthurt”. :)

    • Malene -  November 19, 2015 - 1:10 pm

      Yes! Thank you for making this collectively summarized piece of (art) work for my entertainment and viewing pleasure, whilst keeping to the reality of ever-evolving language.
      – I will say that I am not enthralled with the addition of…(as I count the appropriate number of “A”‘s)… “yaaas”, but I can understand the overall necessity of a movement to modernize AAVE and the American language, to boot.

      *Summary: Add “butthurt”, please.*

    • My Left Nut -  November 19, 2015 - 3:47 pm

      You must be a very butthurt and anal person

    • The Yaaas Dude -  November 19, 2015 - 7:10 pm

      It’s what the ppl down in the comment section are: “Butthurt”

      • paige -  December 1, 2015 - 5:27 am

        psh I use “yaaas” all the time :p

        • icequeenxoxo -  December 4, 2015 - 12:53 pm

          lol same here

    • Lisa -  November 20, 2015 - 7:16 am

      So, what will the dictionary put as the ‘origin’ of the word? Origin: New English, Stupid and illiterate

    • a -  November 20, 2015 - 12:15 pm

      i agree butthurt should be the next word.

    • yfimc -  November 20, 2015 - 10:16 pm

      Hear, hear! Great comment :)

    • Marin -  November 21, 2015 - 3:12 pm

      how unthinking of the author to not hyper-link for the benefit of the reader the words within the article of which the article was the subject. Rather, the author chose to use using the more convenient (for the author) option of a list at the end.

      Dictionary.com, because of scripted thinking, again fails an opportunity to address and tailor content to the experience of the reader.

    • Oh brother... You GUYS!!! -  November 22, 2015 - 9:21 pm

      Please. Pleeeeaaaase let them add butthurt! Or even butt-hurt, if necessary. I can’t believe how ridiculous some of these comments are! It’s almost making me embarrassed to be a passionate logophile. Good grief.

  28. Lenny -  November 17, 2015 - 6:05 pm

    (ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง How are some of these words in the dictionary? plz explain

    • Sami -  November 18, 2015 - 7:34 pm

      Im nor sure but im pretty happy they added fleek because I didnt even know wat is means AND IM A TEENAGER

      • paige -  December 1, 2015 - 5:28 am


    • Anna -  November 20, 2015 - 8:43 am

      I totally agree!!! How can THESE words be in a NORMAL dictionary. They should have a “slangdictionary.com” instead

    • Noah -  November 21, 2015 - 11:32 am

      You have a problem with these words but use “plz” in a broken sentence.

      • Sarah Jackson -  November 23, 2015 - 9:02 am

        Yes, you’re correct. Nobody has the right to complain about English if they’re not going to speak it properly.

  29. obaid -  November 17, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    Everything that’s wrong with our generation

    • Jenn -  November 18, 2015 - 12:08 pm

      Nothing is wrong with an expanding lexicon.

    • jasminey -  November 22, 2015 - 5:12 am

      different, not wrong

  30. Laurel -  November 17, 2015 - 3:38 pm

    Who gets to make up new words anyway, and where did all the words in the dictionary we use now come from? Someone made them up of course! If we never made up anything new, our world would get pretty boring. Just because someone’s young doesn’t mean they can’t give us something new…just my “opine”!

    • Jenn -  November 18, 2015 - 12:13 pm

      News flash… Every word is made up. What gives words permanence in language are their usability, and these words pass the test. See how you used “opine”! That isn’t an ordinary usage either, but it has meaning in the context of which you wrote it.

      • Jenn -  November 18, 2015 - 12:15 pm

        Very true Laurel!

    • Pierre -  November 22, 2015 - 3:08 pm

      You are right and wrong in saying that words were “made up”. Yes, words were created, but most of the time words in the English language have roots in a number of European or other languages, including Latin, Greek, French, and a number of others. I get the point you’re trying to make, though, and I agree that without new words and phrases being created or old words being modified to match our needs for communication, the English language would slowly become obsolete (maybe not just “boring”). I don’t know if “opine” is quite what would come to mind as a word we need to have, but hey, I’ve seen far weirder terms used before.


  31. JelenaVee -  November 17, 2015 - 4:47 am

    We can’t blame the dictionary for what we’ve made to be the norm. Language, especially English, is a living thriving beast and we all cocreate it together. I feel as though we might be collectively heading towards ineptitude and shallowness of expression, but the dictionary is there to define the words we use, not to create them.

    • obaid -  November 17, 2015 - 5:30 pm

      yes, we must not blame the dictionary for carrying out its intended purpose, but nevertheless, it baffles me to think that the word of the year is an emoji.

      • Caroline -  November 19, 2015 - 7:32 am

        Yes, but it feels good to have some change around I guess you could say, or the world would get pretty boring :D! So I guess having an emoji for word of the year is actually more of an ‘expression of the year’

      • cicero -  November 20, 2015 - 4:36 am

        I am glad dictionaries are choosing to add the new words that come into the language as that is how any language comes about, ‘proper English’ only exists because people spoke older forms of English wrong or in new ways, adding, changing, and removing words. However, I do agree that an Emoji is an odd choice for word of the year, surely it can be ‘symbol of the year’ but word of the year should be an actual ‘word’ (the definition of which has not changed to include symbols yet I don’t think).

    • Lisa -  November 20, 2015 - 7:40 am

      This is what happens when you let illiterates ‘define’ a language. Thank you internet!
      At least in the past, the people who wrote were educated. Now, it’s a free-for-all.

  32. Dank Memes -  November 16, 2015 - 6:47 pm

    My time has come. What an age to be alive.

    • The Yaaas Dude -  November 19, 2015 - 7:20 pm

      You are witnessing the evolution in language. Embrace the beauty.

  33. rck -  November 16, 2015 - 5:44 pm

    Social media english is not english, it is deprivation,desperation,damaging,damning,devilish,doubtful,
    dangerous,damp squib,desultor, does not require dictionary addition.

    • Jack -  November 18, 2015 - 8:29 am

      Spaces should follow commas, rck, oh master and custodian of All Things Proper In English and Beyond. Just letting you know, lest you make a fool of yourself in public or something.

      Also, did you actually copy and paste from Thesaurus.com to make your point?

      • Chloeeeeeeeeeee -  November 18, 2015 - 9:47 pm

        Good point Jack. ;)

      • Noah -  November 21, 2015 - 11:33 am

        Looks like he just scrolled to the “D”s and pasted everything he saw.

      • ATGATT -  November 22, 2015 - 11:37 am

        We Have a Troll(!)
        Wait;Was “Troll’ Added To The Dictionary?
        “Grammar Nazi’?
        Those Are Sure To Stay?

        @ Least He Made his Point! Did I?

    • Katie -  November 19, 2015 - 7:34 am

      Also, it is an important part of our life and is influenced and influences [us]. And you should remember that the Social Media is also operated by humans, just like you. Unless youk happen to be a Grey or some other sort of alien, in which case I apologise to you and hope you learn to stick your nose out of other planets’ bussiness :P

    • BFrahm -  November 21, 2015 - 4:48 pm

      In addition to Jack’s wise words, at the end of your comma series you would need to have the word ‘and’ to make it a completely proper English.
      To: Master and Custodian of All Things Proper In English and Beyond.

      • KateBlanche††e -  November 21, 2015 - 4:51 pm

        BFrahm, your sentence was almost completely grammatically correct, except for the fact that you wrote ‘a’. No one really blames you though, we all see your point.

    • ATGATT -  November 22, 2015 - 11:30 am

      Many of these are simply slang words and most will not be used in a few years. Although, some may, and are therefore acceptable.

  34. Chris -  November 16, 2015 - 4:29 pm

    I’m sorry (i’m really not) but putting “yaaas” in the dictionary is actually the stupidest thing i have ever seen. Ever. Literally. It’s just what teenagers use because simply saying “yes i agree” doesnt have enough emphasis. It is not a real word. It is literally saying “yes” but extending the vowels and making an “a” sound. Trust me I live around this every day.

    • Chris -  November 16, 2015 - 4:36 pm

      Oh and i guess if i spell it with four A’s then its misspelled? “Yaaaas” is incorrect but “yaaas” is correct. I feel like the people working for the dictionary are trying too hard. They just want to try to keep up with the young generation and dont even think about what they put into the dictionary. They probably just saw it on some Facebook posts and said “hey we should add this to the dictionary.” This is not a word. “Yaaas” is NOT a word.

      • Chris -  November 16, 2015 - 4:41 pm

        I guess next they will be adding “gaaay” to the dictionary and “deez nuts” to the dictionary and “John Cena” to the dictionary and “Nyan Cat” to the dictionary. Where does it stop??? Where does it stop?

        • obaid -  November 17, 2015 - 5:33 pm

          Those words may very well end up in the dictionary. We must not blame the dictionary for our shallow linguistic culture but assess our pop culture.

        • Jack -  November 18, 2015 - 8:25 am

          No, Chris. I think next they should add “U Mad, Bro?”

          Definition: A rhetorical question, the intent of which is to point out and ridicule another person’s disproportionate rage and/or anguish.

          • D -  November 22, 2015 - 9:23 am


        • NEON -  November 19, 2015 - 8:40 pm

          yup lmao

      • Cat -  November 17, 2015 - 5:16 pm

        more importantly does this mean I can use it in scrabble (or for the non “table top” crowd – words with friends)?

      • Jenn -  November 18, 2015 - 12:07 pm

        I hate to bust your bubble, sir, but “yaaas” is a word. It has syntax, semantics, and all other linguistic features to qualify as a word. A lot of people have included it in their vocabulary, and it’s communicable. I’m no linguist, but I have taken a couple linguistic courses in my journey to completing a M.A. in English. Although irksome, it is a word, indeed.

      • The Yaaas Dude -  November 19, 2015 - 7:22 pm

        Am I not a word?

      • paige -  December 1, 2015 - 5:33 am

        yaaas it is B)

    • anon -  November 17, 2015 - 1:05 pm

      Yaaas isn’t actually just yes I agree, its a campy expression of approval especially used by the gay community and inspired teenage females. for example “Yaaas! You look so good OMG!” + its not strictly yaaas, u can add as many As and Ss for more expression.

    • Lisa -  November 20, 2015 - 7:42 am

      The same with ‘kk’. Why not just type ‘OK’? It’s the same amount of letters, all but two!

    • paige -  December 1, 2015 - 5:31 am

      psh I use it all the time

      • icequeenxoxo -  December 4, 2015 - 12:56 pm

        lol right

  35. Edwin Villarreal -  November 16, 2015 - 10:14 am

    I find it rather comical such terms would be added to the dictionary I so highly respect. Still, life is short, my ex used to use terms like that even though she was very literate. It was cute, some terms of endearment and others just for fun. Ambivalent regarding using terms i found idiotic after having such feelings for her, I found it cute when she said them, it just made me fall more in love because I knew she did it on purpose. Let’s not put them in the dictionary but let’s also not be snobs, some people know they are colloquial terms; which sadly are as American as apple pie lol. This thread gave me the feels, reminiscent of past sentiments. :)

  36. stephen hendricks -  November 16, 2015 - 9:47 am

    It’s hard to seriously consider these new words when I can’t even look them up in Dictionary.com. Because amaze!

  37. Zara -  November 16, 2015 - 6:09 am

    What is the world coming to? There used to be standards for what is considered proper speech and vocabulary, but this? This is madness. Why would we make the dictionary dumber, just because people make up words and abbreviations? Should not we rather raise our standards and excel in our learning? We should be calling for people to learn the proper words for all of the things they wish to express, not simply allowing them to run wild with created words. The English language, once beautiful, eloquent and dignified, is deteriorating.

    • Lithium -  November 16, 2015 - 1:33 pm

      They are not making the dictionary dumber; they are simply adding to it. You are unintelligent for saying that we should all be accustomed to “proper” speak. The items that are listed as slang terms are performed as slang terms. There are others outside of the English language that may not know slang terms that fluent English speakers use (especially in part of those who may be trying to practice their speaking and typing skills on social media in an informal setting), and are curious as to what we might be saying/or referring to.
      You are the problem and virus within society. That is saying a whole multitude of language is supposed to be strict and proper, when language is forever evolving. Get used to it.

    • CItlali Yescas -  November 16, 2015 - 2:35 pm

      There’s also this thing called humanity, you never had it to begin with.

    • A Disgruntled Person -  November 16, 2015 - 3:25 pm


    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 4:48 pm

      I completely agree. My brother and friends use these words and similar slang, including the phrase “cool beans” (?) and I find it harmful to my vocabulary and grammar, not to mention intelligence. Unfortunately, with the rise of the Internet and continued adulation of “memes” and celebrities, I fear it will only get worse as time passes. Brace yourself for the coming age of emojis and rampant acronyms.

      • Knoa. Sivan -  November 21, 2015 - 5:05 am

        Precisely, and couldn’t have been any more. perfectly conveyed . Now please just shoot me.

    • Eleana -  November 16, 2015 - 4:56 pm

      It’s our generation…. Embrace it :)

      • K220 -  November 18, 2015 - 12:30 pm

        Totally! This is our life, right? It’s us that’s making this world what it is. It’s us that’s making the English language what it is. So instead of complaining about ‘the coming age of emojis and rampant acronyms’ why not embrace it? Underneath, anyone who complains abt (note the abt!) is probably just a little jealous that they’re too old fashioned to use words like that themselves!

        No offense :)

        • K220 -  November 18, 2015 - 12:31 pm

          Sorry that should be ‘…complains about it is probably…’

          I was too busy proving my point in the bracket!!!

    • kiran -  November 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

      you are absolutely correct

    • Chris -  November 16, 2015 - 6:34 pm

      Only being a freshman in high school is hard. Getting caught up in these terms. I was raised right and i agree with you 100%

    • Alien -  November 16, 2015 - 7:20 pm

      Language is evolving, as it always has. If we never change the dictionary, it becomes something of a relic. A word is a word because somebody says it is. It becomes worked into everyday speech, and becomes commonly used. Every word was created by someone at some point. Perhaps we are dumbing down the dictionary, but can anyone ever say that for sure? There is no reason, at least in my mind, to keep the language the same as the speakers change. Think of the cultural changes these new words represent! Are they good changes? Bad? Who can say? Personally, I am excited to see what future generations come up with to describe the world around them. Besides, it’s not as if people who use these words can’t speak using old words. If you converse with today’s teenagers, you’ll find that most can express themselves without a problem. I believe that creating new words for thoughts and feelings symbolizes intelligence, pride, freedom and creativity. You cannot create something new with at least one of those four things. I do hope you will reconsider your views on these new words. Have a nice day.

      • Grammar Police -  November 19, 2015 - 12:25 am

        It’s odd that an Alien has a much better view of the great and beautiful being that is the English language than so many of you Homo sapiens sapiens. I agree completely with Alien’s statement. The English language is constantly evolving, and the dictionary reflects that. If you do not believe in freedom of expression and fear change in culture because you do not understand it, think about what the current generation of teenagers will feel when their generation of language and word choice is supplanted by their children and what they say. English is like humanity, constantly evolving and changing from generation to generation. Your grandparents used many words that are not in use today. Popular attitudes to many things in life have also changed. All of you who say that these new words are rubbish, think on these points. Eventually you will come around to my and Alien’s point of view and say “Yaaas, freedom of expression should be respected.”

      • Lisa -  November 20, 2015 - 7:45 am

        Why don’t we just go back to grunts and gestures, much like Cro-Magnon? Actually, come to think of it, they probably had better language skills than the kids today.

        • Grammar Police -  November 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm

          And remember, this site is run by highly competent adults working for salaries, not random kids looking for terms on the internet. If these adults feel that these words should be added to the dictionary, they will do that.

    • Yamik -  November 16, 2015 - 7:30 pm

      Just like this world.

    • Manil Gunawardene -  November 17, 2015 - 2:41 am

      I totally agree with you, as most of what is shown in the above list are some fragmented bits and pieces, without which one can manage English language to its fullest in expressing one’s views unhindered. If English language is devoid of words to bring out the meanings and ‘feelings’ of its users, well then there can be an excuse for such insanity to use fragments picked up mostly from the internet. I always wish English language to retain its beauty without being adulterated by the fusion of insipid alien terms. I have heard English language has a plethora of more than six million words. Isn’t that enough?

    • Someone -  November 17, 2015 - 8:54 pm

      I definitely agree with you. What IS this world coming too? I am only in eighth grade, and these terms are used around me constantly. It gets really irritating, and it absolutely lowers my opinion of the person speaking. This is all stuff that should stay in the Urban Dictionary. I’m not saying that people shouldn’t use slang words, they’re fun, and make texting and things easier. But they do not belong in the Dictionary. If these words stay in the Dictionary, they might be used in school papers, reports, etcetera. And if that happens, America is in deep trouble. Other countries have a stereotype about us, and that stereotype is that we are overweight, and uneducated. Why do we continue to do this to ourselves? Honestly.

    • an angry person -  November 19, 2015 - 6:18 pm

      hey you know what? stop. go away. back off. i’m a junior in high school, one who’s taking five honors courses and plans on majoring in english when i get to college and you know what else? i say most of these words almost every day. it’s part of a common vernacular, especially among teenagers. it doesn’t make anyone dumber, it doesn’t lower the standards of the english language or whatever the hell you think it’s doing. that’s actually really elitist of you to think that, and if you consider what Jack said about most slang developing from AAVE, it’s actually kinda racist. so kindly step off, tbh, and learn to live with language expanding and growing as people create new phrases and words and new ways to express themselves. don’t get butthurt about it. language was made to express thoughts and feelings, and just because someone’s doing it in a way you find annoying or immature or – god forbid it – /dumb/ doesn’t mean it’s any less valid.

  38. Forsayken -  November 15, 2015 - 8:55 pm

    Why would you put most of these words in the dictionary… most are made up and absolute amphigory to begin with. I don’t mind “Doge” or “Feels”, my friend started a candidate campaign “DOGE2016″.

    whats next actual faces like “:D, c:, :$, ^-^, ^_^, T_T, T-T, (\ σ-σ /)”

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 4:49 pm

      Ssh, don’t give them ideas! They might actually take you seriously!

      • K220 -  November 18, 2015 - 12:32 pm

        And how do we pronounce them???

  39. Venti Caramel Frappuccino -  November 15, 2015 - 5:41 pm

    Haha, fleek was added ti the dictionary but how come it says its spelled incorrectly on my computer??! ~Venti

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:14 pm

      This is because your computer is smarter than the people on the ‘net, and it doesn’t recognize made-up words. This is called spell-checker. Unfortunately, said people on the ‘net do not have said spell-checker, therefore they do not realize that said made-up words are, well, made-up.

      • The Real Meme -  November 19, 2015 - 8:37 am

        It isn’t misspelled on my computer, and I didn’t add it or anything!

      • Donut Fan 101 -  November 20, 2015 - 5:49 am

        I’m the account Donut’s biggest fan!

      • a hedgehog -  November 21, 2015 - 11:13 pm

        Do you mean to say that there are any English words that aren’t made up? All words are made up by someone. Why are these words any worse than the words we’re using right now?

  40. Liam -  November 15, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    Calling it now!
    Soon they’re going to start adding emojis into the dictionary.
    They’ll have their own part of speech and everything.

  41. Shamyrah -  November 15, 2015 - 11:52 am

    Feels should include negative feelings in there as well.

    • Anon #1,937 -  November 17, 2015 - 9:43 am

      Ikr! This is what happens when Dictionary.com tries to do Urban Dictionary’s job. XD

  42. Yaaas Girl -  November 15, 2015 - 11:05 am

    OMG I can finally use Yaaas in a sentence.Yaaas.

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:24 pm

      Here I would normally insert the emoji for astonishment, but I won’t now because it’s just degrading. Why would I insert said emoji? It’s simple: BECAUSE PEOPLE KEEP USING THESE WORDS WRONG. THE DEFINITION IS RIGHT THERE. Whew. That took a lot out of me. Also forgive me, as I took my frustration out on you when all you did was make a simple capitalization mistake. Yaaas (The English language is screaming right now) is not supposed to be capitalized when placed in the middle of a sentence.

      • K220 -  November 18, 2015 - 12:34 pm

        Dude, take it easy. :)

        It’s just a simple error!

  43. Jayce -  November 13, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    Why are they putting “yaaas” of all things in the dictionary-

    • Vanessa -  November 16, 2015 - 3:33 pm

      I Was just about to ask that

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 4:50 pm

      Don’t ask. Just don’t.

  44. Jennifer M. -  November 13, 2015 - 8:12 am

    Yaaas! I hope Scrabble adds some of these to their dictionary. Not sure if it’s an asterisk for them to add slang. While I’m generally a digital citizen of the game, my bestie and I often fleek with our shooters on and enjoy a tabletop before going out IRL.

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:01 pm

      … Not only have you butchered the English language, you have completely butchered the words that they put on here. I would laugh, but it’s just not funny. Here’s how it should go.

      “Yaaas! (Urggh, it pains me to type it.) I hope Scrabble adds some of these to their dictionary. I’m not sure if it would be an asterisk for them to add slang. While I am generally a digital citizen of the game, my bestie and I often wear our fleek shooties and enjoy a tabletop game before going out IRL.”

      And I have no idea what I just said. Please, keep from promoting this ridiculous, um, **** (sorry guys), but if you must say it, at least say it correctly. The last thing we need is for “fleek” to have multiple meanings.

    • Lisa Aikin -  November 19, 2015 - 6:55 pm

      Best response ever LOL
      I PREFER my dictionary and thesaurus to be separate from my slang/urban dictionary, and there are also guides summarizing texting (crap) like LMAO and all the creative faces, etc., that folks came up with ;-p before emojis

  45. Lil Jason -  November 13, 2015 - 6:20 am

    I can understand some of them but you would think random is already in the dictionary

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:05 pm

      Random is already in the dictionary; they just added one more meaning. Now it means both haphazard and “random people”. Somehow I just can’t see any of these (except perhaps sapiosexual) as actually being needed.

    • Yamik -  November 16, 2015 - 7:36 pm

      Theyre giving random a new definition. Because so many people don’t know what truly random is or how to properly use random, they call perfectly not random things, random. So, to keep up with the stupidity of our youth, they decided “hey, instead of teaching people how to properly use the word, lets just dumb it down for them”.

      • lebasi -  May 5, 2016 - 6:01 am

        “stupidity of our youth”
        Pft.. That’s an extremely large generalisation. I mean, some younger people are less intelligent than others, but that happens in all generations. Also, apostrophes exist!
        Personally, I wouldn’t imagine using any of these ridiculous words in my everyday speech, or even online. From what I’ve seen, others my age don’t either.

  46. Terrance -  November 13, 2015 - 5:58 am

    Seems like they want to help end the world. Pathetic.

  47. Alyssa -  November 12, 2015 - 6:23 pm

    Where’s “ship” (like when you want two people to date)? People use it all the time, I thought it’d be added by now

    • Eleana -  November 16, 2015 - 4:57 pm

      yes… or should I say yaaas

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:18 pm

      Perhaps you mean the abbreveation of relationship? As of now (and forever should be in my opinion), the definition of ship is a large boat. The definition of relationship is a connection between people. If you would give me a sentence with which to enhance my understanding of this subject, I will be forever grateful.

      • The Real Meme -  November 19, 2015 - 8:40 am

        To ship is a verb, the action of wanting two people to be in a relationship. As in “I totally ship them.”

      • Reaching -  November 22, 2015 - 12:18 pm

        Examples of the word ‘ship’ in the way Alyssa is meaning are: “I ship Romione (Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger),” “My favorite shipping is JayBe (Jay Z and Beyonce),” and “The most popular Naruto fanfic [yes, this is in the dictionary] ship is NaruHina (Naruto and Hinata).”

        As a side note, this definition is already in the dictionary:
        “Ship (2): slang (n) a romantic relationship between fictional characters, especially one that people discuss, write about, or take an interest in, whether or not the romance actually exists in the original book, show, etc.: popular ships in fan fiction.
        (v) to discuss, write about, or take an interest in a romantic relationship between (fictional characters): I’m shipping for those guys—they would make a great couple!”

        ‘Fictional characters’ shipping is still the most commonly used, but this word has been gaining traction in reference to people in real life (as seen in my second example), as well.

  48. drew -  November 12, 2015 - 4:48 pm

    very interesting

  49. bethyboo -  November 12, 2015 - 2:48 pm

    Wait srry wrong blog for this one I meant rn which means right now

  50. bethyboo -  November 12, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    or the the word inference or aspire or inspiration

  51. bethyboo -  November 12, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    Pls do the word infringement

  52. hoolya -  November 12, 2015 - 9:00 am

    word: SPOODGE one wrd that describes a clump of physical matter and nobody knows what the ingredients are or what the blob is
    Example: while eating, someone says “You have spoodge on the corners of your mouth.” or “You’ve got some spoodge on your shirt.” and “What is this spoodge?” referring to something that is being eaten.etc.etc. SPOODGE

    • Davidlarson -  November 16, 2015 - 3:51 pm

      Is it now spelled “spoodge”? I’ve used “spooge” for the past three decades. Never heard it used to describe food before–I assume the connotation is not positive. My father-in-law used the word “ligomazh” (sp?) to describe unpalatable food.

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:10 pm

      I will refer you to the comment below yours, made by Wumpa. Read carefully. Take heed.

  53. Wumpa -  November 11, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    Useless words.

  54. Ur mom -  November 11, 2015 - 5:45 pm

    Such wow. Very fleek. So respawn.

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:38 pm

      I assume you are using the language of “doge”, although it looks more like you didn’t bother to learn English and moved right on to fixing grammar mistakes. (It obviously didn’t work very well.) Please, go back to preschool so they can teach you how to correctly communicate using real words.

  55. anon -  November 11, 2015 - 2:39 pm

    now I can use “on fleek” and “yaaas” in my essay

    • Jaida V -  November 12, 2015 - 2:59 am

      They need a like button, I do like your comment.

    • Amira -  November 12, 2015 - 4:46 pm

      That’s horrible, not yaaas

    • Thing1 -  November 15, 2015 - 2:43 pm

      SAME!!! LOL!

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:08 pm

      Somehow I can’t see your grammar teacher accepting any of these unless he/she is a dedicated dictionary.com worshipper. Why? Dictionary.com is, unfortunately, not an official dictionary site. Good luck on that essay anyway. You’ll need it.

      • K220 -  November 18, 2015 - 12:37 pm

        Lighten up!

  56. Shay -  November 11, 2015 - 8:11 am

    TBH this makes me want to drive my car into a brick wall and hurt my feels. KK?

    #yaaas #facepalm #fleek

    • Rossi -  November 13, 2015 - 9:41 am

      @ Shay, Hilarious (>‿◠)✌

  57. Brittney Bross -  November 11, 2015 - 6:05 am

    Haha. Very interesting and entertaining to read.

  58. BembemÜ -  November 10, 2015 - 11:28 pm

    Just couldn’t imagine that some of these words that I’ve been using and I’ve known for a long time now especially bestie and kk would be “added” to the dictionary. (lol emoji) Isn’t it amazing? Amazing. (lol emoji again) Haha!

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:29 pm

      You do realize that the word emoji is used to describe a category of small pictures which all depict different meanings? This means that by saying emoji, you could mean any of hundreds of small images, including the sad face. Also, every word that is popularly used is added to the dictionary. Just look at heartbreak. I myself am very sad that these words have been added to dictionary.com. :(

  59. Lex Luther -  November 10, 2015 - 10:57 pm

    Somebody please tell me who decides this junk.

    • M164 -  November 13, 2015 - 8:28 am

      I love that your comment was “mildy butthurt” in itself.

  60. Ivan -  November 10, 2015 - 4:21 pm

    I’m mildly upset butthurt isn’t one of them.

    • griffin stauffer -  November 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

      you could say that you’re butthurt

    • Phandom -  November 15, 2015 - 6:59 pm

      *claps slowly*

      • santizy -  November 16, 2015 - 4:33 pm

        *continues clapping*

  61. Burt Blando -  November 10, 2015 - 3:28 pm

    Doge already was a word, meaning the head official of medieval and Renaissance Venice.

    • Donut -  November 16, 2015 - 5:33 pm

      People are forever stealing the pronunciation and spelling of other words. That’s how the English language works. I find it impressive that you already knew this, as admittedly I did not. Hopefully, some day in the future we will stop adding new words to the dictionary, especially ones that don’t matter.

  62. Tapestry -  November 10, 2015 - 3:10 pm

    I think lexicons like IRL and TBH should not be in the dictionary
    They are part of internet lexicons not used in normal verbal communications.
    Drunk text and Mx are just silly. Drunk is a state of being, and just because it was texted on a cell phone, doesn’t make it an entirely different word and how does one pronounce something with no vowels?

    • Kindle -  November 11, 2015 - 10:46 am

      Mr. Mrs. & Ms. also have no vowels

      • Maien -  November 11, 2015 - 10:06 pm

        Mr. and Mrs. are abbreviations for Mister/Master and Mistress. We pronounce the whole word but use an abbreviation for written communication. Mistress developed a slang or short form and became “missus” .

      • Charity -  November 14, 2015 - 12:01 am

        Because they are shortened forms of words.

      • Deshthewraith -  November 14, 2015 - 2:22 pm

        Well Mister, Misses, and Miz do have vowels. I don’t know what Mx could possibly be the abbreviation for.

      • IK -  November 14, 2015 - 10:49 pm

        Mr. is short for Mister, Mrs, is short for Missus (or Missis), Ms is short for Miss. What is Mx short for?

      • Phandom -  November 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm

        Good point.

      • fav -  November 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm

        Those are abbreviations of actual words. And so when you say them, you pronounce the actual word rather than the abbreviation.

        Mr.= Mister; Mrs.= Missus; Ms.= Miss
        *All include vowels.

        • K220 -  November 18, 2015 - 12:40 pm

          In the olden days, people who couldn’t write just signed their name with an ‘X’ on contracts or whatever. I reckon ‘Mx’ is something to do with that. You don’t know whether they’re male or female so you just say ‘X’ instead.

    • Dianne -  November 11, 2015 - 11:42 am

      How does one pronounce ” Rx ” ?

      • Maren -  November 11, 2015 - 5:17 pm

        Pronounced “R” “X” means prescription or by prescription. Until the later part of the 20th Century it was not to be used except by health care professional.

      • Ella -  November 11, 2015 - 9:19 pm

        Rx is a known abbreviation for prescription, an entire word on its own. Mr. and Mrs are also abbreviations. If we wanted, we could type out the words mister, missus, and miss.

      • farmist -  November 13, 2015 - 8:40 pm


      • Jeremy -  November 14, 2015 - 6:06 pm


    • Jody -  November 13, 2015 - 9:43 am

      When I read this comment I hear the voice of Sheldon Cooper!

      • madison hurlbert -  November 16, 2015 - 11:50 am


      • paige -  December 1, 2015 - 5:34 am

        me 2

    • Captain Quirk -  November 15, 2015 - 12:25 pm

      Do you know what the word “lexicon” means?

  63. unknown -  November 10, 2015 - 2:48 pm

    ……… …….just……..?

  64. duuuuu☺ -  November 10, 2015 - 11:06 am


  65. Kitty Kat -  November 10, 2015 - 9:51 am

    Wow, that is hilarious. Fleek and yaaas are finally in the dictionary!

  66. Lydia Rodriguez -  November 10, 2015 - 9:35 am

    Wow. Just… Wow.

  67. The dragon Slaying Ninja -  November 10, 2015 - 6:28 am

    yaaas they finally put more words in the dictionary

    • The dragon Slaying Ninja -  November 10, 2015 - 10:59 am

      I know right I agree with you

    • why u do this such english. mutch wow -  November 10, 2015 - 9:31 pm


      • joella -  November 18, 2015 - 9:27 am

        i like what you guys do with this.

    • Lisa Aikin -  November 19, 2015 - 7:05 pm

      They aren’t all words… How is “Mx” a word!? TBH? I don’t know what Mx is an abbreviation of, and I’m not sure about TBH either… YAAAAAS! Is a misspelling of YES! With emphasis, so why not just add extra E’s and call it a day?

      • lion -  November 30, 2015 - 1:12 pm

        thats how i feal


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