[ zee-kuh vahy-ruh s ]
/ ˈzi kə ˌvaɪ rəs /
a chiefly mosquito-borne virus of the genus Flavivirus that causes Zika, a mild illness.
the illness itself, typically characterized by mild fever, rash, and joint pain; Zika.
Zika, Athleisure, And Hot Take: New Words Added To The DictionaryIn our latest update to Dictionary.com, we added more than 300 new words and definitions, and revised over 1,700 entries. Many of the newly added terms are pulled straight from the headlines like Daesh, intersectionality, warmist, woke, and Zika virus. Several of the new words relate directly to the media, including lamestream, presstitute, and hot take. Mainstream cultural conversations give Dictionary.com’s lexicographers an endless supply …
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019