[Buzzword] 2019 New Words Added To The Dictionary (PART 1)

Howdy! Glad to see you again! First of all, the answers to the last episode are:

1. explaining
2. mansplaining

May is coming! In the past four months,  640 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and together, they’re a pretty good portrait of how we talk to each other online in 2019.

If you are interested in internet slang and buzzy pop culture words, continue to read!

1. buzzy adj.

= causing or characterized by a lot of speculative or excited talk or attention generating buzz

Though ‘cloud computing’ has gotten buzzy in the tech world, many Americans still don’t quite understand the term.

2. stan n. & v.

= an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan (as a noun)

= to be an extremely devoted and enthusiastic fan of someone or something (as a verb)

We are Taylor Swift’s stans

We stan Taylor Swift!

3. swole

= extremely muscular : having a physique enhanced by bodybuilding exercises

If you don’t take a photo of yourself after you’ve spent at least 45 minutes trying to get swole, did you even work out?

4. unplug

= to temporarily refrain from using electronic devices (such as computers or smartphones)

If you go on a summer vacation, how much are you willing to truly unplug? For many of us, it can be hard to put the phone down.

5. screen time

= time spent watching television, playing a video game, or using an electronic device with a screen (such as a smartphone or tablet) 

Children nowadays have a lot of screen time.

Question

Which one is “swole”? (Tips: “Swole” is derived from “swollen”.)

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