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Over 300 New Words Added at Dictionary.com

Hot off the presses this week, Dictionary.com (http://www.dictionary.com) has added a load of new words and their definitions in an attempt to keep up with the ever-changing English language. Here are a few entries for your consideration. Click on the link above and you’ll see a box about the new words for you to explore.

LATINX: This is a gender-free way to refer to people of Latin American descent. I’ve seen this in print recently but couldn’t figure out how to pronounce it. It’s luh TEEN iks.

CRYBULLY: A person who harasses others but still plays the victim. Avoid this person.

INFODUMP: An enormous pile of information released all at once, too large to digest easily. Friday night is the most common time for politicians to release their infodumps or newsdumps.

COLORISM: Different treatment of people based on skin color, often giving preference to people of lighter skin tones.

TOXIC MASCULINITY: Glorifying virility, dominance, strength, and stoicism. A close relative of MANSPLAINING.

BRAIN FART: Formerly known as a senior moment. You don’t have to be a senior to suffer from cerebral flatulence.

WOMP WOMP: The dismissive sound indicating false sympathy (“Oh, boo hoo, poor you. I couldn’t care less.”)

On the website, you still have c. 300 new entries to look up. JSYK. (Just so you know.)

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