“Zaddy,” “yeet” among 300 words added to dictionary

Both are among the new words and definitions added by Dictionary.com in its latest update.

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2021, 2:40 PM

Updated 1,060 days ago

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“Zaddy,” “yeet” among 300 words added to dictionary
If the use of “yeet” or “zaddy” makes you say “oof,” things are about to change for you.
All three words are among the 300 new words and definitions added to Dictionary.com in its latest update.
“The latest update to our dictionary continues to mirror the world around us,” says John Kelly, managing editor of Dictionary.com. “Long COVID, minoritize, 5G, content warning, domestic terrorism – it’s a complicated and challenging society we live in, and language changes to help us grapple with it.”
The entries are meant to demonstrate the role of Dictionary.com in documenting and educating on all aspects of language, from changes in culture and tech due to the pandemic and keeping track of ways that people reckon with their identity.
“Snack” has a whole new connotation, thanks to newly added slang sense of the word meaning a “sexy and physically attractive person,” and you can feel confident calling an attractive man a “zaddy” knowing it is recognized as its own word.
Marking its spread into the mainstream vernacular, “y’all” has finally received its own entry as well.
Dictionary.com also adopted new entries inspired by changes in technology, such as “5G,” and new words describing COVID, such as “long haul,” “long hauler,” and “long COVID,” which describe the long-term effects of the virus.
There are also a number of new words meant to reflect the growing awareness of inequality, inequity, and their deeper causes, including the addition of “DEI,” standing for “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” and “JEDI,” or “justice, equity, diversity , and inclusion.”
The site will offer a new AI-backed writing tool that provides users with grammar corrections, and a “Dictionary Academy” offering tutors to help students reach academic success.
Take advantage of your 5G and read more about the update here.


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