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New words added to


Unsend, unsee, and climate criminal among the new words.

 Some popular additions include nepo baby, Big Pharma, generative AI, GPT, coffee nap and amalgagender. Here are some of the new words and what they mean:

  • Jawn: something or someone for which the speaker does not know or does not need a specific name.
  • Nepo baby: a celebrity with a parent who is also famous, especially one whose industry connections are perceived as essential to their success.
  • Unsee: to remove (something seen) from one’s memory or conscious awareness; to forget or ignore images or the like.
  • Unsend: to delete (a digital message such as an email or text) from the devices of the sender and receiver.
  • NIL: name, image, likeness: aspects of a collegiate athlete’s identity for which they may earn money from a third party, as for advertising sponsorship or merchandise sales, although they are prohibited from being paid directly by colleges and universities for their participation in intercollegiate sports.
  • Blursday: a day not easily distinguished from other days, or the phenomenon of days running together.
  • Godwin’s Law: an adage of internet culture stating that as any discussion or debate grows longer, there is a proportionate increase in the probability that someone will invoke a comparison to Hitler or the Nazi party.
  • Information pollution: the introduction of falsehood, irrelevance, bias, and sensationalism into a source of information, resulting in a dilution or outright suppression of essential facts.
  • Greenwashing: an instance or practice of promoting or affiliating a brand, campaign, mission, etc., with environmentalism as a ploy to divert attention from policies and activities that are in fact antienvironmentalist.
  • Crypto-fascism: secret support for fascism.
  • Crony capitalism: an economic system in which success in business is obtained through relationships to people in political power rather than through competition.
  • Big Pharma: pharmaceutical companies considered collectively, especially with reference to their political and commercial influence.
  • Generative AI: 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.
  • Chatbot: a computer program designed to respond with conversational or informational replies to verbal or written messages from users.
  • GPT: 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.
  • Coffee nap: a short nap, usually 15–30 minutes, taken immediately after drinking a cup of coffee, the claimed benefit being that the energizing effect of caffeine may be bolstered by a sleeping body’s drop in adenosine levels.
  • Sleep debt: the difference between the amount of sleep a person needs and the actual amount of time spent sleeping, when the amount needed exceeds the time slept.
  • Stress eating: emotional eating, especially in response to stress, tension, or anxiety.
  • Intermittent fasting: a pattern of eating that involves regular short periods of fasting, such as by limiting food intake to a certain period of the day or to fewer meals on certain days of the week.
  • Polyromantic: noting or relating to a person who is romantically attracted to people of various genders, but not necessarily to people of all genders.
  • Autosexual: noting or relating to a person who primarily feels sexual attraction to and desire for themselves, as opposed to other people.
  • Climate criminal: a person, business, country, or other entity whose actions or activities are considered particularly destructive to the environment.
  • Eco-hazardous: bad or dangerous for the environment.

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