It usually takes years for such slang to appear in reference books, but according to Merriam-Webster, it’s just following the Internet’s precedent. , a made-up word. Read on for definitions and usage. Level up your speaking skills.
Here are some of the new slang terms found in Merriam-Webster (definition courtesy of the dictionary) and examples. I am sick of Because you misused these words.
Yeet (First Name): Expression of surprise, approval, excited enthusiasm.
Yuan. : Can I eat the cookies you baked before dinner? Yeah!
Yeet (v.) To throw with all your strength without worrying about what you throw.
Yuan. : I threw the failed quiz in the trash.
junkie (adjective): Very poor quality or not working properly.
Yuan. : Junky computers like to reboot in the middle of a Zoom meeting.
sass (adjective): short for doubtful or questionable.
Yuan. : Isn’t it a little suspicious that you’ve never seen Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the same place?
Lewk (First name): A fashionable look that is unique to the wearer and noticeable and memorable to others.
Yuan. : ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ contestant Bimini Bon Bourash hit the runway when she took to the runway in a Vivienne Westwood-inspired bridal corset.
Pwn (vs.): Dominate and beat. Pronounced like “myself”.
Yuan. : You overwhelmed your opponent in yesterday’s epic game of tag.
baller (adjective): outstanding, exciting, or extraordinary, especially in a way that suggests a luxurious lifestyle.
Yuan. : Thank you very much for sharing your lottery winnings with us.
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Although these words are not considered slang, they have never been accepted into Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. How often do you say it? — But they are at least important enough to be included in online reference books.
Hoglett (n.): Hedgehog baby.
Yuan. : I need to cuddle up to that hoglet before its needle is sharp.
pumpkin spice (noun): A blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice commonly used in pumpkin pie.
Yuan. : Pumpkin Spice Latte, once a fall delicacy, has been on the menu since the end of summer.
larp (noun): short for live action roleplay, a game in which players recreate fantasy scenarios.
Yuan.: I twisted my ankle during a LARP session where I pantomimed myself into combat on horseback.
Level Up (v.): to advance and improve yourself as if you were playing a game.
Yuan. : In her song “Level Up,” Ciara implores us all to let go of the hate that holds us back and instead explore our full potential.
metaverse (n.): A virtual environment that allows users to access multiple virtual realities.
Yuan. : In the Metaverse, all you have to do is buy digital clothes for your avatar and talk to other users.