New Word In The Dictionary: 'Snowflake' The Oxford English Dictionary has added more than 1,000 new words, including "snowflake." It's not a new word, but has a new other meaning: someone who is "overly sensitive" and "entitled."
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New Word In The Dictionary: 'Snowflake'

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New Word In The Dictionary: 'Snowflake'

New Word In The Dictionary: 'Snowflake'

New Word In The Dictionary: 'Snowflake'

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The Oxford English Dictionary has added more than 1,000 new words, including "snowflake." It's not a new word, but has a new other meaning: someone who is "overly sensitive" and "entitled."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The Oxford English Dictionary added new words, including snowflake.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

That's not a new word.

INSKEEP: It's right here on the list.

MARTIN: Not a new word - billions fall in snowstorms.

INSKEEP: New meaning - snowflake once meant snowflake, then a unique person with potential. Now it's commonly an insult meaning someone who's overly sensitive, thinks they're special. Kind of an ugly term, really, but, you know, it also just means snowflake, snowflake. It's MORNING EDITION.

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