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EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY

Have you heard of VSCO? If you're not in-the-know on internet slang, check these terms out!

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Do you love language? So do we. Learn more with the stories we've written about our words, the origins of our language, and the nuances that make English complicated and so unique.

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10 EMOJI TEACHERS AND STUDENTS CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

Whether you're a student or teacher heading back to class or just nostalgic for your school days, you'll want to have these back-to-school emoji ready to go.

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SLANG, EMOJI, & MORE NEW WORDS

In Dictionary.com's modern language section, we are constantly documenting the meanings of slang, emoji, and new words as soon as you all start saying them.

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SLANG

The ultimate slang dictionary for words you don’t know, don’t understand, or don’t want to know.

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EMOJI

A guide for how to use popular emoji (beware: the meanings are always changing!).

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GENDER & SEXUALITY

Identity is fluid, and so is the language around it.

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