Sun. Apr 2nd, 2023

Are you a digital nomad? Are you rage farming right this moment’s hellscape? Then congratulations, you deadass helped induct these new phrases into’s newest replace. 

The COVID-19 pandemic made us extra acquainted with people lucky sufficient to telecommute whereas dwelling the digital nomad life on the street, and you have definitely seen individuals rage farming (outlined as “the tactic of deliberately scary political opponents”) within the problematic hellscape (“a spot or time that’s hopeless, insufferable, or irredeemable”) that’s on-line discourse right this moment. 

And as for deadass… it is a versatile time period that may imply “critically, fully, genuinely, sincerely, or really; in actual fact.”

These are simply 4 of the 313 new phrases, 130 new definitions and 1,140 revised definitions added to’s on-line repository of language in its new revision. 

“Language is, as at all times, continuously altering,” mentioned John Kelly, senior director of editorial at, in a press release. “Our staff of lexicographers is documenting and contextualizing that unstoppable swirl of the English language — not solely to assist us higher perceive our altering occasions, however how the occasions we reside in change, in flip, our language.”

Different additions embody trauma dumping, petfluencer, antifragile and eternally chemical substances, the latter referring to the pervasive drawback of PFAS within the setting. 

The pandemic has additionally helped usher in new health-related phrases like superdodger, which means “anybody who, for unverified causes, stays uninfected or asymptomatic even after repeated publicity to a contagious virus.”

The dictionary’s newest version additionally sees the addition or revision of plenty of phrases associated to gaming and, for some motive, bread. Paratha, anybody?

No one ever mentioned our language needed to be gluten-free, and I deadass assume each our discourse and our pizza are higher for it.

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