A common phrase for intense times of trouble is officially a word.
Merriam-Webster recently announced the addition of 850 words to their dictionary.
As the English Language evolves, the team put together new words from linguistic culture.
Of note: dumpster fire.
After considering its widespread and meaningful evidence of use, we've put 'dumpster fire' in the dictionary. Feel free to GIF it as you like. https://t.co/XImxk6c0EY— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) March 5, 2018
The word takes its place in the dictionary, defined as "an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence."
Other notable additions include "mansplain": to explain something to a woman in a condescending way that assumes she has no knowledge about the topic, and antifa, "a person or group actively opposing fascism."
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