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1 Gets 300 New Additions Including 'Trap House' And 'Zaddy'

As the world continues to evolve and change, so must the language around it — and that starts with much-needed improvement to the dictionary. According to WVUE , more than 300 new words and definitions have been added to during its latest updates. The update includes words that focus on advances in technology , racial reckoning across the U.S., words that have become the new wave during the pandemic , and even pop-culture favorites like “trap house,” “yeet,” and “zaddy.” A lot of the new additions are made up of words that have been in Black people’s vocabulary for years. “We can thank Black social media for the fun — and multifunctional — smash slang hit of yeet , variously used as a joyful interjection or verb for forms of quick, forceful motions,” said editors in a post about the updates. “We can thank artist Ty Dolla $ign for popularizing the zesty zaddy, an alteration of daddy that means ‘an attractive man who is also stylish, charming, and...

Jul 20, 2021