It’s 2018, So Of Course Merriam-Webster Added ‘Dumpster Fire’ To Its Dictionary

It’s 2018, So Of Course Merriam-Webster Added ‘Dumpster Fire’ To Its DictionaryThe verb, meaning “to explain something to a woman in a condescending way that assumes she has no knowledge about the topic,” was among 850 new words Merriam-Webster added to its dictionary, the publisher announced Monday. Other new words Merriam-Webster added to “embiggen” (meaning to enlarge or expand, reportedly derived from “The Simpsons”) our collective language include “self-care” (“health care provided by oneself often without the consultation of a medical professional”) and “dumpster fire” (“an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence”).



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