Been confused about this whole alt-right movement and wondering what it’s all about? Allow Dictionary.com to fill you in.
The website added the phrase “alt-right” to its online database on Thursday, along with 300 other new definitions.
According to Dictionary.com anyway, “alt-right” is defined as a “political movement started online that supports extreme right-wing ideologies.”
Let the online bickering over the definition’s accuracy begin…
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) March 30, 2017
Other new words added to Dictionary.com include “burkini” (defined as “a swim suit for women who want to keep their bodies covered, especially for religious reasons”); “#BLM” (a “political & social movement supporting basic human rights and equality for black people”); and “bitchface” (an “unintentional facial expression that others perceive as scowling, threatening, etc.”).
There will probably be a lot of that last one going around as these new definitions make the rounds.
“The latest update to Dictionary.com includes over 300 new words and definitions, reflecting everything from news stories to fashion trends. We’ve also updated several existing Dictionary.com entries,” the company said in a blog post about the new additions.
“Once again, many new words came straight from the headlines, from Black Lives Matter and Burkini to alt-right and clicktivism. Some words like 420 and Kush reflect broader acceptance of marijuana use and culture, as it’s becoming medically and recreationally legal across the country.”