Mar 13, 2023
New words added to Dictionary.com
Considering the ever-evolving English language, Dictionary.com has added 313 new words to its vocabulary and updated definitions of more than 1,200 words. Here we list down eight peculiar words, out of the 313, that are added to Dictionary.com.
It is used for “a person who gains a large following on social media by posting entertaining images or videos of their cat, dog, or other pet,” as per Dictionary.com.
It refers to “a person who lives with another in a life partnership, sometimes engaged with no planned wedding date, sometimes with no intention of ever marrying,” as per Dictionary.com.
It refers to sharing intense or traumatic information/ emotions with others, which is mostly unsolicited.
Climate fiction (cli-fi)
It refers to “a genre of fiction, encompassing both speculative and realist works, in which climate change and other environmental concerns are major themes,” as per Dictionary.com. In short, it is also called cli-fi.
When someone is “opposed, hostile, or averse to fatness and fat people,” it is called being anti-fat, as per Dictionary.com.
It means “a state or place characterized by being transitional or intermediate in some way,” or “any location that is unsettling, uncanny, or dreamlike”, according to Dictionary.com.
The word was coined in 2022 by John Scott-Railton, an investigative reporter. It means “the tactic of intentionally provoking political opponents, typically by posting inflammatory content on social media, in order to elicit angry responses and thus high engagement or widespread exposure for the original poster,” as per Dictionary.com.
It refers to “an act or instance of sending someone unsolicited, unwanted, sexually explicit images or video using digital platforms,” as per Dictionary.com.
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