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

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