Impress Your Date With 370 New Words


Everyone knows the struggles of a first date where the fear of judgment runs deep into our insecurities and our tongues are tied with no words coming out.

Stop choking on air and expand your vocabulary. ICYMI (in case you missed it), here is a crash course brought to you by Merriam-Webster, where they recently added 370 new words and phrases to its dictionary.

“Some of these words will amuse or inspire, others may provoke debate. Our job is to capture the language as it is used,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor, said. “Words offer a window into our ever-changing language and culture, and are only added to the dictionary when there is clear and sustained evidence of use.”

If you need to own your vulnerability and still look like a badass: Adorkable: “Socially awkward or quirky in a way that is endearing.”

If a date probes about your past Valentine’s Day plans and you don’t want to look like a loser – Galentine’s Day: “Holiday observed on February 13th as a time to celebrate friendships, especially among women.”

If the love interest inquires about your slow communication style that you adopt to not look desperate – Laggy: “Having a delayed or slow response (as to a user’s input).”

If you want to hook a gold-digger to drain more of your funds, forget your name, address yourself as a – Baller: “Excellent, exciting, or extraordinary, especially in a way that is suggestive of a lavish lifestyle.”

If you need to describe past psycho exes – Janky: “Of very poor quality.”

If the date expresses something mildly funny – Yeet: “Express surprise, approval, or excited enthusiasm.”

If they ask about your preferred season and you like to get dirty – Mud Season: “A time of year (such as early spring) that is characterized by excessively muddy ground.”

Have fun with it! Humor is an attractive trait and there is plenty of stupid vocabulary for some lighthearted fun.


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