Bromance, Chillax, Selfie Added To Scrabble Dictionary

August 6, 2014


Merriam-Webster has just announced 5,000 new word additions to the Official Scrabble Dictionary, and many of them are what I like to refer to as "bullshit", which isn't even in the dictionary but should be. A sampling of some of the new words:

BEATBOX (v. -ED, -ING, -ES) to sing to the rhythm of rap music

BROMANCE (n. pl. -S) a close nonsexual relationship between men

BUZZKILL (n. pl. -S) one that has a depressing or negative effect

CHILLAX (v. -ED, -ING) -ES to calm down

COQUI (n. pl. -S) a small arboreal frog

DA (n. pl. -S) dad

DUBSTEP (n. pl. -S) a type of electronic dance music

FRENEMY (n. pl. -MIES) one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy

FUNPLEX (n. pl. -ES) a building with facilities for sports and games

GEOCACHE (n. pl. -CACHED, -CACHING, -CACHES) to search for hidden items by using a Global Positioning System device as part of a game

GI (n. pl. -S) a white garment worn in martial arts

HASHTAG (n. pl. -S) a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that categorizes the accompanying text

JOCKDOM (n. pl. -S) the world of athletes

JOYPAD (n. pl. -S) a device with buttons to control computer images

MIXTAPE (n. pl. -S) a compilation of songs recorded from various sources

MOJITO (n. pl. -TOS) a cocktail made of rum, sugar, mint, and lime juice

PO (n. pl. POS) a chamber pot

PONZU (n. pl. -S) a tangy sauce used chiefly on seafood

QAJAQ (n. pl. -S) kayak

QIGONG (n. pl. -S) a Chinese system of physical exercises

SCHMUTZ (n. pl. -ES) dirt, grime

SELFIE (n. pl. -S) an image of oneself taken by oneself using a phone camera

SOJU (n. pl. -S) Korean vodka distilled from rice or sweet potato

SUDOKU (n. pl. -S) a puzzle involving the numbers 1 through 9

TE (n. pl. -S) ti

TEXTER (n. pl. -S) one that texts

VLOG (v. VLOGGED, VLOGGING, VLOGS) to blog video material

VODCAST (v. -CAST or -CASTED, -CASTING, -CASTS) to make video files available for download over the Internet

WEBZINE (n. pl. -S) a magazine published on the Internet

YUZU (n. pl. -S) a sour Japanese citrus fruit

Listen -- if we're playing Scrabble and you spell bromance, I can and will flip the table and force-feed you the letter tiles. I'm oldschool. "No, you just have anger management issues." SAY THAT TO MY FACE, I DARE YOU -- SAY IT TO MY FACE. "I...I don't want to." Haha, that's what I thought, punk! *smashes own finger with a hammer, tears off fingernail* Don't f*** with me.

Thanks to BBQ, who agrees playing Words With Friends is a great way to end friendships.

  • biggs33

    TE (n. pl. -S) ti

    Thanks, this one really helps in understanding.

  • dougfunnay

    lets see....we got
    slut (yeah cause that ones subtle)

    hmmmmmm i think were looking at nerdy foreplay here guys

  • Brandon

    What's "joo"?

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Dude, you can't just up and ask a question like that!

    Wow... even Geekologie has *some* shred of etiquette.

  • Brandon

    They put it in the picture...

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Just let it go, man. You're going to start a flame war!

    I just came to Geekologie to have a good time and I'm honestly feeling so attacked right now.

  • Brandon

    I simply wanted to know what it meant. I've since looked it up on Urban Dictionary and all the definitions are completely stupid, IMO. And you have no reason to feel attacked. No one attacked you, or anyone else. I saw a word I didn't know and asked what it was. That is all. And as far as I can tell it should not be allowed by the official rules of the game. And as I'm not an a-hole there is not reason to suspect a flame war would erupt.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    It's okay... calm down. I'm just messing with you by pretending it's a well-known offensive word of some kind.

    I don't know what an actual definition for it would be, but "joo" is definitely not a Scrabble-allowed word.

  • Dano
  • Dano

    Idiocracy has arrived. Time for you morons to tune into "Ouch my Balls."

  • ProphetFlume

    Yet still no "ew." You people are RUINING my Words With Friends games!

  • Yah! Internet baby talk and dambass slang now acceptable as real words in Scrabble.

    Kill me fucking now.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    But first, let me take a #selfie!

    Oh EM GEE!!! Totes!1!

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