It was only a matter of time.
Modern vernacular is added to the dictionary periodically, but Dictionary.com has taken its November list to the max with some surprising new entries. Now it’s official: “bestie,” drunk text,” “yaaas,” and “fleek,” among others, have been added to the database. So now you can use these words based on Internet speak without any guilt or judgment from others. Let’s all be … thankful?
A few of the new entries are seemingly more unusual – considering we’ve been using them forever – such as “random,” “EGOT,” and “matchy-matchy.” Take a look at part of the list and its definitions below.
bestie: Informal. a person’s best friend.
drunk text: to send a text message to someone while intoxicated.
EGOT: the honor of winning at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in competitive rather than honorary categories.
facepalm: the gesture of placing the palm of one’s hand across the face, as to express embarrassment, frustration, disbelief, etc. (often used as an interjection).
feels: Informal. strong, often positive feelings.
fleek: Slang. flawlessly styled, groomed, etc.
IRL: in real life (in contrast with communication and interaction online or in a fictional situation).
kk: Informal. (used in text messages and other digital communications) okay; OK.
matchy-matchy: Informal. (of an outfit, décor, etc.) having colors or patterns that match or harmonize too closely.
random: Slang. a person or thing that is unknown, unidentified, or suspiciously out of place.
TBH: to be honest.
yaaas: Slang. Yes! (used as a strong expression of excitement, approval, agreement, etc.)
What do you think of the new additions?