15 New Words Added To The Dictionary Today

Dictionary.com announced over 150 new word entries today, including “doge,” “fleek,” and “yaaas.” What a time to be alive.

Here are 15 of the latest additions:

1. Asterisk (noun)

“Any factor or element that makes an otherwise outstanding achievement somewhat doubtful or less impressive.”

2. Bestie (noun)

“A person’s best friend.”

3. Digital Citizen (noun)

“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.”

4. Doge (noun)

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“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.’”

5. Drunk Text (verb)

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“To send a text message to someone while intoxicated.”

6. Facepalm (verb/interjection)

“The gesture of placing the palm of one’s hand across the face, as to express embarrassment, frustration, disbelief, etc.”

7. Feels (noun)

“Strong, often positive feelings.”

8. Fleek (adjective)

“Flawlessly styled, groomed, etc.”

9. Internet of Things (noun)

“A network of everyday devices, appliances, and other objects equipped with computer chips and sensors that can collect and transmit data through the Internet.”

10. IRL (adjective/adverb)

“In real life (in contrast with communication and interaction online or in a fictional situation).”

11. Mx. (noun)

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“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.”

12. Nerf (verb)

“(In a video game) to reconfigure (an existing character or weapon), making it less powerful.”

13. Random (noun)

“A person or thing that is unknown, unidentified, or suspiciously out of place.”

14. Sapiosexual (noun)

“A person who finds intelligence to be a sexually attractive quality in others.”

15. Yaaas (interjection)

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“Yes! (Used as a strong expression of excitement, approval, agreement, etc.)”

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