San Antonio – Keeping the latest slang up to date can be a hassle for some. Dictionary.com strives to keep up with the new additions in the summer of 2021.
Some of the added slang, such as “yeet”, “oof”, “zaddy”, have been used for some time, but are making entries in the online dictionary. A new definition of “snack”, which has been used to refer to attractive people, has also been added.
Some of the new terms reflect this year’s move towards a pandemic and normality. For example, consider a long-haul carrier and a ghost kitchen. A long-haul carrier is defined as “a person who experiences protracted or first-appearing symptoms or health problems after recovery from an associated acute illness or active infection is expected.” Ghost Kitchen is a new concept in a professional cooking facility dedicated to delivery without a dining table, which became more common during pandemics.
Besides updating online dictionaries with modern slang, there are other categories that define the current and previous years. Categories include topics on COVID, racial justice, violence and technology. This latest update adds a total of 300 words.
Dictionary.com last updated its online entry in the spring, adding an amazing 600 words such as “doomscrolling” and “deepfake.”
Details of the words highlighted and added in the summer of 2021 can be found here.
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New slang words such as’zaddy’and’yeet’ have been added to the dictionary
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