April 24, 2019 at 3:01 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Merriam-Webster adds ‘gender nonconforming’ to the dictionary
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Merriam-Webster has added “gender nonconforming” to the dictionary.

The addition comes along with 640 other new words that are now included in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Other LGBTQ-inclusive words that have been added are “top-,” and “bottom surgery.” The definitions for those three terms are below.

Gender nonconforming: exhibiting behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits that do not correspond with the traits typically associated with one’s sex.

Top surgery: a type of gender confirmation surgery in which a person’s breasts are removed or augmented to match their gender identity.

Bottom surgery: a type of gender confirmation surgery in which a person’s genitalia are altered to match their gender identity.

Merriam-Webster has also added the term “stan,” a term originated by the 1999 Eminem song about an obsessive fan which is now defined as “fandom to an extreme or excessive degree.” “Snowflake” has two definitions of “someone regarded or treated as unique or special” and “someone who is overly sensitive.” “EGOT” was also added as “An entry in the dictionary seems like an appropriate award for the acronym that stands for the rare achievement of winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.”

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