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  1. Vice- Dictionary.com Updates Definitions To Eliminate Prejudiced Language

  2. USA Today- Dictionary.com capitalizes ‘Black,’ adds 650 words on race, gender, mental health and more

  3. ESPN- ‘Jabroni,’ the word made famous by The Rock and The Iron Sheik, gets official dictionary status

  4. Reuters- Look it up: 2020 events spark upheaval at online dictionary

  5. Newsweek- Do You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking? Because Dictionary.com Does

  6. GMA- Dictionary.com announces it will capitalize the word ‘Black,’ among other updates

  7. Mashable- Dictionary.com unveils its biggest, most inclusive update yet

  8. Fast Company- Race, tech, animals, and social media prompt 15,000 Dictionary.com edits

  9. CNN- Dictionary.com adds Black, as it refers to a person, in massive update around definitions that reflect culture, identity, and race

  10. CBS News- GOAT, gender-inclusive among 650 new words added to dictionary.com

  11. ABC News- Dictionary.com announces it will capitalize the word ‘Black,’ among other updates

  12. Yahoo Life- From ‘Black’ to ‘bisexual,’ Dictionary.com is revamping its language on race and LGBTQ identity

  13. NYDailyNews- Dictionary.com capitalizes ’Black,’ adds hundreds of new words, including DGAF, sharent, whitesplain, zhuzh

  14. The Guardian- Dictionary.com revises definitions to eliminate prejudiced language

  15. Mic- How did vanilla come to mean boring? Blame colonialism

  16. NBC New York- Masks, Virtual Resources and Other Things to Get You Through the 2020-2021 School Year

  17. Fast Company- Kamala Harris is Biden’s VP nominee, so naturally, the ‘Nasty Woman’ meme is back

  18. Bustle- Here’s Why People Comment “No Cap” On TikTok

  19. Newsday- ‘Karen,’ we hardly know ye

  20. Today- Beyond ‘he’ and ‘she’: 1 in 4 LGBTQ youths use nonbinary pronouns, survey finds

  1. PRNewswire— Dictionary.com Issues its Largest Release with More Than 15K Updates

  2. PR Newswire: Dictionary.com Launches Learning At Home Center: Free Educational Resources for Kids and Parents

  3. PRNewswire- Dictionary.com Names “Existential” 2019 Word of the Year

  4. My Black is Beautiful – A Platform Powered by Procter and Gamble – Challenges Dictionaries To #RedefineBlack

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

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 …

  9. 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 …

  10. 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 …

  11. 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 …

  12. 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 …