It’s official, Masshole has been added to the June 2015 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary!

Masshole joins hot mess, pageview, twerk, fo’shizzle, retweet, skort, e-cigarette, sext, photobomb, meh, autotune, vape and nearly 500 other words.

‘Masshole’

/ˈmasˌhōl/
noun

US vulgar slang
A contemptuous term for a native or inhabitant of the state of Massachusetts.

Origin
1990s: blend of Massachusetts and asshole.

The OED publishes four updates a year. The next update will be added to the dictionary in September 2015.

 

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