Dictionary.com has recently added 566 new entries to its repertoire, including several noteworthy terms in the Identity & Relationships category.
“Gaymarry” (to marry a person of the same gender)
“Polysexual” (attraction to people of various genders)
“Grandfamily” (a family where children are raised by their grandparents)
Additionally, there are terms like “diverse-owned” (pertaining to businesses owned by historically underrepresented groups) and “kinkeeping” (the effort involved in maintaining family connections).
Other intriguing additions encompass “box braids” (a hairstyle originating from Black culture), “CODA” (Child of Deaf Adult), and terms like “amalgagender” (linked to intersex identity) and “stealth” (pertaining to transgender individuals living discreetly as their identified gender).
Lastly, terms like “autosexual” (self-directed sexual attraction) and “autoromantic” (self-focused romantic attraction) have also been added.
In addition, words like “nepo baby,” “jawn,” “shower orange,” “greenwashing,” “unsend,” and “generative AI” have also made their way into the archive.
noun. a family in which one or more children live with and are raised by their grandparent or grandparents.
noun. Sociology. the labor involved in maintaining and enhancing family ties, including organizing social occasions, remembering birthdays, sending gifts, etc.
adjective. (of a business) owned by someone who is part of a group historically underrepresented in entrepreneurship, such as women, ethnic or racial minorities, LGBTQ+ people, etc.
noun. a hairstyle originating among Black people, in which the hair is parted into small squares or other shapes over the scalp and the hair from each section is woven into a braid.
abbreviation. noun. child of deaf adult / adults: a hearing person with a deaf parent or parents.
verb. to marry a person of the same gender.
adjective. noting or relating to a person whose gender identity is linked to or impacted by the fact that they are intersex.
adjective. (of a transgender person) living as a cisgender member of one’s identified gender, without revealing that one is transgender.
adjective. noting or relating to a person who is sexually attracted to people of various genders, but not necessarily to people of all genders.
adjective. noting or relating to a person who is romantically attracted to people of various genders, but not necessarily to people of all genders.
adjective. noting or relating to a person who primarily feels sexual attraction to and desire for themselves, as opposed to other people.
adjective. noting or relating to a person who primarily feels romantic attraction to and desire for themselves, as opposed to other people.
adjective. (especially of an aircraft, ship, or spacecraft) without the physical presence of a person or people in control.
📝 Useful as un-gendered alternative to unmanned. The opposite, crewed, is also a word.
verb (used with object). to remove (something seen) from one’s memory or conscious awareness; to forget or ignore images or the like.
📝 Commonly used in the negative, as in That’s something you can’t unsee.
verb. to delete (a digital message such as an email or text) from the devices of the sender and receiver.
adjective. not able to be proven false, and therefore not scientific.
noun. Computers. artificial intelligence that is designed to process prompts from users and respond with text, images, audio, or other output that is modeled on a training data set.
noun. a computer program designed to respond with conversational or informational replies to verbal or written messages from users.
abbreviation. Computers, Digital Technology. generative pre-trained transformer: a type of machine learning algorithm that uses deep learning and a large database of training text in order to generate new text in response to a user’s prompt.