Dictionary.com Added 300 New Terms, Including “Dad Joke,” “JOMO,” “Womp Womp,” and “Toxic Masculinity”
Dictionary.com just added more than 300 new words and phrases to their official lexicon. But are they all words we really NEED? We’ll let you decide. Here are a few notable additions . . .
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.”