Words added to dictionary include “dad joke,” “fatbergs,” “red flag laws,” “deep state,” and non-binary definition of “they”

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Merriam-Webster has officially added the non-binary pronoun “they” to its dictionary.

Merriam-Webster said Tuesday the word “they” can be used to refer to a person whose gender identity is non-binary, neither male nor female. There are three other separate definitions listed for “they.”

Merriam-Webster has also added 533 new words and meanings to its dictionary. A few examples are “deep state,” “dad joke,” “fatbergs,” “red flag laws,” and “colorism.”

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