Zaddy is among over 300 new words added to Dictionary.com, an online and mobile English-language educational resource.
The Managing Editor of Dictionary.com, John Kelly in a statement said the latest update to the dictionary became necessary as the dictionary continues to mirror ‘the world around us’ adding that we live in a complicated and challenging society in which language changes to help people grapple with the situations.
Kelly said “But sometimes language changes just for fun,” continued Kelly. “Yes, yeet is now in the dictionary, which may prompt some of us to use one other of our new entries: oof! Perhaps these lighter slang and pop culture newcomers to our dictionary reflect another important aspect of our time—a cautious optimism and a brighter mood about the future ahead after a trying 2020.” Zaddy means an attractive man who is also stylish, charming and self-confident.
Among the new words is side hustle which means a job or occupation that brings in extra money beyond one’s regular job and main source of income while 5G is being relating to communications technology or a mobile device that supports much faster data-faster speeds with technology or a mobile device that supports much faster data-transfer speeds with significantly lower latency than previous versions. Other new words include long COVID, boondoggle, content warning and deplatform.