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If you were reading through a dictionary (which is probably never, tbh…), it's safe to say that you'd never think you'd come across 'throwing shade'.

But alas, more millennial-loved words have been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and people are pretty happy about it.

Merriam-Webster tweeted about the news last night, and Twitter was delighted:



Grammar Nazis, be warned: Some of the world’s most millennial language has officially wiggled its way past the grammar gods and into the dictionary.

Words like “totes”, “ghosting”, “lumbersexual” and “manspread” have all been granted official definitions by the good people at Dictionary.com.  

So the next time your mam asks you what a Pokémon is, you know where to send her.

Check out some of our favourite additions below:

Al Desko: "Eating at one's desk in an office."

Athleisure: "A style of clothing inspired by athletic apparel but also worn as casual, everyday wear."

Butthurt: "Mental distress or irritation caused by an overreaction to a perceived personal slight."

Deso: "Designated driver."

Free-Range Parenting: "A style of child rearing in which parents allow their children to move about without constant adult supervision, aimed at instilling independence and self-reliance."

Ghosting: "The practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship."

Health Goth: "A fitness enthusiast who is part of the goth subculture."

Lumbersexual: "A man whose style of dress and appearance is reminiscent of the ruggedly masculine stereotype of the lumberjack."

Manspread: "To sit with one's legs far apart, taking up too much space on a seat shared with other people."

Mom Jeans: "Unstylish women's jeans."

NBD: "Acronym for no big deal."

Pokémon: "A media franchise including video games, animated television series, movies, card games, etc. that depict a fictional class of pet monsters and their trainers."

Totes: "Totally."

Train Wreck: "A person who has experienced a personal failure, disaster, etc."

Warmist: " A person who accepts global warming as a reality (a term used by people who reject the concept)."

Woke: "Actively aware of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rights."


Health Goth Image: The New York Times