Dictionary.com Adds New Words to its List

New Words Added to Dictionary.com

With the English Language still Evolving, Dictioary.com decided to add the common words being spoken by people around the world. Let's check them out!


noun. a relatively inexpensive payment for part of a product or for an upgraded service or experience.


noun. the false belief that one can enjoy the benefits of two choices that are in fact mutually exclusive, or have it both ways.


noun. an athlete, usually a pitcher or boxer, who is right-handed or competes as a right-hander.


adjective. becoming more robust when exposed to stressors, uncertainty, or risk.


noun. a fee charged by a restaurant for serving a cake brought in from outside.


noun. a person who gains a large following on social media by posting entertaining images or videos of their cat, dog, or other pet.

Climate Fiction (cli-fi)

noun. a genre of fiction, encompassing both speculative and realist works, in which climate change and other environmental concerns are major themes. Also called cli-fi.

Family Office

noun. a financial advisory firm for extremely wealthy private individuals that is designed to offer comprehensive management of all assets, especially one that serves a single family.


noun. a layered, usually whole wheat flatbread from South Asia, made with ghee or oil, and often stuffed with lentils, potatoes, or other vegetables.


noun. any of various unleavened, usually whole wheat flatbreads common in South and Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

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