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.
US vulgar slang
A contemptuous term for a native or inhabitant of the state of Massachusetts.
1990s: blend of Massachusetts and asshole.
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