Dictionary.com has announced that they added 300 brand new words. Among the new submissions are a bunch of internet abbreviations and frequently used slang. Some of those abbreviations and slang terms are "screen time" . . . "womp womp" . . . "welp" . . . "dad joke" . . . "crybully" . . . and "JOMO". In case you were wondering what any of these terms mean, we've included the definitions below as well as a few other terms!
You can decide for yourself if you think they're worthy of being included in the dictionary.
1. screen time (noun), "the amount of time spent watching content on a screen."
2. JOMO (noun), "stands for the joy of missing out . . . a feeling of contentment with one's own pursuits and activities." So, the opposite of FOMO.
3. infodump (noun), "a large quantity of backstory supplied all at once."
4. womp womp (interjection), "used to dismiss or mock a failure."
5. JSYK (abbreviation), stands for "just so you know."
6. toxic masculinity (noun), "a cultural concept of manliness that glorifies stoicism and dominance, that is socially harmful to mental health."
7. welp (interjection), "an informal variant of well, used to indicate disappointment."
8. crybully (noun), "a person who self-righteously harasses others while playing the victim."
9. dad joke (noun), "a corny and generally unfunny joke, reminiscent of the types of remarks made by middle-aged or elderly fathers.”
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