11 New words added to dictionary.com in 2020

Dictionary is an electronic resource or book which contains lists of words placed in an alphabetical manner with their meaning. It not just provide meanings but pronunciation, usage and origin also.

As, the world has changed since past few months, people are adapting “new normal”. Similarly their have been new words that have recently come up as time is changing and evolving.

So, 11 new words added to dictionary.com in 2020. Below are the new words added in the list.


Meaning- Coronavirus-compelled staycations, due to canceled classes, shifts, and the like. It’s usually an ironic term—just ask parents working from home while teaching their kids.

2. Dead white male

Meaning- noun Slang: Disparaging.

(sometimes initial capital letters). One of a group of white male writers, scientists, or other historical figures whose works have traditionally dominated the field or been a disproportionate part of the school curriculum in the West:

to expand the literary canon of dead white males to include important works by women.

Abbreviation: DWM

3. Community management

Meaning- noun

The work of recruiting, nurturing, and growing a community online, as for a website or video game, to improve engagement and retention of users or subscribers.

4. Quoisexual

Meaning- Quoisexual is a sexual orientation on the asexuality spectrum. It can refer to a person who doesn’t relate to or understand experiences or concepts of sexual attraction and orientation. It can also refer to someone who feels confusion about their own feelings of sexual attraction and orientation.

5. Ecoanxiety

Meaning- noun Psychiatry.

Anxiety caused by a dread of environmental perils, especially climate change, and a feeling of helplessness over the potential consequences for those living now and even more so for those of later generations:

6. Germaphobe

Meaning- noun

A person who has an irrational or disproportionate fear of germs and contamination.

7. Bombogenesis

Meaning- noun Meteorology.

The process that occurs during a 24-hour period when the atmospheric pressure of an extratropical cyclone drops with enough intensity to produce explosive cyclogenesis

8.Emotional support animal

Meaning- noun

An animal that provides a therapeutic benefit to a person diagnosed with a psychological disorder, as anxiety, depression, or PTSD, and that is allowed to accompany the person in certain public places where pets are not allowed, as the cabin of an airplane. Abbreviation: ESA

9. Viral load

Meaning- noun Pathology.

The amount or concentration of a virus in a given quantity of blood, saliva, mucus, or other bodily fluid, often expressed as the number of viral particles per milliliter of the fluid

10. Techlash

Meaning- noun

A strong negative reaction or backlash against the largest technology companies, or their employees or products

11. Jabroni

Meaning- noun

Slang. a stupid, foolish, or contemptible person; loser.