Merriam Webster Adds Jeggings To The Dictionary, And 5 Other Fashion Slang Words That Should Be Added, Too
For better or for worse, you can now find jeggings listed in the JE-JI section of the dictionary. As of this week, Merriam Webster added jeggings to its unabridged version, the New York Times reported. Though the jean/legging hybrids might not be as popular as they once were, they'll now be immortalized forever.
Jeggings isn't the only new word to hit the dictionary this week, joined by a slew of others that highlight our internet and social media-centric world. Emoji, meme, photobomb, twerk, WTF, and NSFW also now take up prime page real estate. Sadly, however, the word-picking folk missed a handful of fashion and beauty related slang terms definitely worthy of dictionary status. I took it upon myself to round up 5 of the most dictionary-deserving words of 2015 and, if I do say so myself, they're all totally on point.
Here are 5 fashion & beauty slang terms that should be in the dictionary, too:
1. On Fleek
Viner Peaches Monroe is credited with making "on fleek" on fleek by using the term to describe her eyebrows, and I can't even count how many times I've seen it in the media since. For gollies sake, Ariana Grande even sang about it already. If that doesn't mean dictionary status, I don't know what does.
2. Selfie Stick
I kind of hate that it's a thing. But it's totally a thing and there's no point in fighting it.
"Basic" shot to fame in 2014 and continues to reign as the defining knock-down term for everything from frappuccinos to pink sweats. Yes "basic" is technically already in the dictionary, but its current definition is way too basic and needs an update (hehe).
A newcomer, "belfie" (butt selfie) was created by Kim Kardashian-West (shocker) earlier this year when she used it to hashtag a photo of her booty looking seriously fierce.
While not totally exclusive to fashion/beauty, "YAASSS," the overtly excited "yes," is the go-to phrase my pals and I use when we approve of someone's new make up/hair/outfit choice. And given that my friends and I obsessively use it, that obviously garners dictionary status, right?
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