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  1. Business Insider: 13 slang words everyone is using and what they really mean

    Dictionary.com is a reputable source for everything from academic research to analyzing trending slang.

  2. Washington Post: Kylie Jenner, now a billionaire, is called ‘self-made.’ Is that really true?

    The Dictionary.com Twitter reminds us of the true definition of “self-made.”

  3. ABC News: From ‘witch hunt,’ to ‘kompromat’: What new definitions added to Dictionary.com reveal about our political discourse

    Dictionary.com has added new words to the dictionary, reflecting the changing political landscape.

  4. Buzzfeed: 300 New Words Are Being Added To Dictionary.com This Year And, Oh My, They’re Good

    Dictionary.com, everyone’s favorite source for spell-check and sassy clapbacks, just dropped over 300 new words that are being added this year.

  5. CNET: Dictionary.com inches closer to explaining the enigma of Gen Z’s vocabulary

    “Shitpost” and “textlationship” are among the site’s newest entries.

  6. NYDaily News: Jussie Smollett and President Trump both claim they were exonerated. Not so fast.

    Dictionary.com reported “exonerate” is already the most searched word on its website in 2019.

  7. The Atlantic: Get Yourself a Nemesis

    Jane Solomon, a lexicographer at Dictionary.com, weighs in on the internet phenomena of “nemesis.”

  8. Inc: Even Dictionary.com Says Kylie Jenner Shouldn’t Be Called Self-Made (But Then Who Should Exactly?)

    The Dictionary.com Twitter reminds us of the true definition of “self-made.”

  9. MONEY: How Kylie Jenner Used Lipstick and Instagram to Become the Youngest ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire in the World

    The Dictionary.com Twitter reminds us of the true definition of “self-made.”

  10. Buzzfeed: I Am Legit Laughing Out Loud At Dictionary.com’s Response To Kylie Being The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

    The Dictionary.com Twitter reminds us of the true definition of “self-made.”

  11. USA Today: The top words on Dictionary.com during Cohen hearing: ‘Collude, Colluding, Collusion’

    Dictionary.com’s Twitter account chimes in on the latest news from the Cohen hearing, and announces that trending words are keeping up with the news.

  12. Mashable: Why is everyone on Twitter talking about towels?

    Sometimes Twitter talks about some really important topics. And sometimes it talks about towels. But Dictionary.com is always ready to join the conversation with helpful definitions.

  13. USA Today: Searches for ‘apoplectic’ and ‘complexifier’ are trending after Jeff Bezos fires back

    When something is trending in the news, it often trends on Dictionary.com. Our tweets reflect the latest trending words.

  14. Wall Street Journal: If Goat Emojis Are Flooding Your Twitter Feed, Blame Tom Brady

    Dictionary.com loves emoji, and we talk about why you might be seeing this particular emoji in your feed.


    Language evolves. Constantly, and without permission. Dictionary.com’s lexicographer, Jane Solomon, talks about how she decides to research new words to add to the dictionary.

  16. CNN: What Dictionary.com’s words of the year say about us

    Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2018 is misinformation. Its word last year was complicit. The year before that? Xenophobia.

  17. Washington Post: Word of the year: misinformation. Here’s why.

    The word of the year, according to Dictionary.com, is misinformation.

  18. Fast Company: Why Dictionary.com chose “misinformation,” not “disinformation” as word of the year

    Dictionary.com’s choice for word of the year has become every bit as much of a bellwether as Time magazine’s person of the year. And this year–more so than in years past in my opinion–the editors at Dictionary.com nailed it with their choice of “misinformation.”

  19. Entrepreneur: What You Need to Know to Succeed in 2019

    Dictionary.com chimes in on how to succeed on social media in 2019. At Dictionary.com, for example, we now think a lot about how to contribute to both individual conversations as well as big, cultural ones. It’s become a lesson in how to be responsive and not overanalyze.

  20. Teen Vogue: Dictionary.com Names “Misinformation” Word of the Year 2018

    For the past two years, Dictionary.com has been closely examining the dialogue that has infiltrated our culture. In 2016, its word of the year was “xenophobia”; in 2017, it was “complicit.” This year’s word of the year is another one that keeps popping up: “misinformation.”

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  2. Defining Times: Dictionary.com Adds New Words, Including Impostor Syndrome, Whitelash, Toxic Masculinity, JOMO and More

    Today Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language resource, announced the addition of more than 300 new words and definitions to…

  3. Dictionary.com Names ‘Misinformation’ 2018 Word of the Year

    Dictionary.com today announced it has named misinformation its 2018 Word of the Year. Defined as “false information that is spread, regardless of…

  4. Dictionary.com Adds Emoji to Site, Including Tears of Joy, Eggplant, Pile of Poo

    Today Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language resource, added hundreds of emoji and slang articles to its site, becoming the…

  5. Dictionary.com Names ‘Complicit’ 2017 Word of the Year

    Word Tied to Trending Data, Global News Events OAKLAND, Calif., November 27, 2017 – Dictionary.com today announced it has named ‘complicit’ as 2017’s Word of the Year. Defined as “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others,” the word is indicative of larger trends that resonated throughout the year, hitting every aspect of today’s culture from politics and news, to …

  6. For When Idioms Make You Feel Like An Idiot

    Online Dictionary Shares Most Looked Up Idioms Internationally & Top New Word Requests OAKLAND, Calif., October 18, 2017 – The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence where the chickens come home to roost, catch my drift? If not, you’re in luck – Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language resource, today released data on the most searched idioms across the globe …

  7. Don’t Want to be an American Idiot: More than Half of Americans Feel More Informed Due to Recent Political Events

    Dictionary.com Study Reveals Shifts in Political Awareness and Vocabulary Since 2016 Presidential Election ; Alignment with Site Search Data OAKLAND, Calif., April 18 , 2017 – While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half (53%) of overall Americans now feel more informed about current affairs than before the Presidential …

  8. Democracy, Drugs, and Definitions: Alt-Right, Dabbing, and Slay Among New Words Added to Dictionary.com

    OAKLAND, Calif., March, 2017 – From pop culture to pot culture, alt-right to Kpop —the trends, movements, and news of today continue to influence the words and language we use. Today Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language resource, announced more than 300 new words and definitions were added to the dictionary, sharing trends and insights into how and why words within cultural and political …

  9. Dictionary.com Names “Xenophobia” 2016 Word of the Year

    OAKLAND, Calif., November 28, 2016 – Some of the most prominent news stories this year have centered on fear of the “other” – the Brexit vote, police shootings, Syria’s refugee crisis, transsexual rights, and the US presidential race. Because these stories have resonated so deeply in the cultural consciousness over the last 12 months, Dictionary.com has chosen xenophobia as its Word of the Year. The …