4 Bizarre New Words Added to the Dictionary in 2021

(ConservativeStar.com) – When each calendar year begins to wind down, certain lists are inevitably made, like the celebrities/famous people who died throughout the year and the best new songs to hit streaming services and airwaves. Another popular attraction is the list of words dictionaries add, and 2021 is no different. Merriam-Webster added 455 words. Below are four of our favorites.

  1. Fluffernutter: Some have known about this tasty treat for years. It’s a sandwich typically made on white bread with marshmallow crème (fluff) and peanut butter (nutter). Yum!
  1. Whataboutism: The editors of the dictionary added this to the category of political jargon. Its meaning typically goes something like this:

A: Did you see what Mr. X did today?

B: Yeah? It wasn’t all that bad.

A: Are you kidding? It was way out of bounds.

B: Oh really? Do you remember when your guy Mr. Z said…

  1. Dad bod: This phrase is sometimes delivered with derision, other times with a loving smirk. That point in time when a guy’s six-pack abs are starting their transition into a pony keg.

And finally…

  1. Amirite: This is a new one brought about by the use of texts and social media for so much of the world’s interpersonal communication. It’s used as a tag question on a statement, such as “these sweaty gym socks really reek, amirite?”

Well, that’s it for the 2021 version. Rest assured, some new trends will appear in the next 12 months, and there will be a whole new list in December 2022.

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