Dictionary.com Adds 300 New Words Including MN Favorite
Welp is now officially recognized as a word.
Dictionary.com has added 300 new words, phrases and terms including a favorite by Minnesotans.
"Welp" is now officially recognized as a word, meaning you can play it for nine points (or more!) next time you're in a raucous round of Scrabble.
According to Dictionary.com, "welp" is defined as "an informal variant of well, used to indicate disappointment."
For instance, a Minnesotan might say, "Welp, I guess it's time to move the fish house off the ice."
Or, after deciding you're too lazy to prepare supper, "welp, looks like it'll be leftover hotdish tonight."
Or, at the conclusion of another roller-coaster Vikings season, "welp, better luck next year."
Other words and phrases added to Dictionary.com include:
1. Screen Time: "the amount of time spent watching content on a screen."
2. JOMO: "stands for the joy of missing out . . . a feeling of contentment with one's own pursuits and activities." In other words, the opposite of FOMO (fear of missing out).
3. Womp Womp: "used to dismiss or mock a failure."
4. Brain Fart: “brief mental lapse, especially an instance of forgetfulness or confusion.”
5. Dad Joke: “a corny and generally unfunny joke reminiscent of the types of remarks made by middle-aged or elderly fathers to their children.”
Check out the full list of words added to Dictionary.com this year here.