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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:04 PM

'Jabroni' Has Been Added to the Dictionary. What do you think of that?

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/jabroni-dictionary-the-rock-iron-sheik-01eh5qdjfkt9



Somewhere Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is smiling. A big piece of his legacy has now been enshrined forever. Yes, the word "jabroni" is now officially in the dictionary. Though, to be fair, The Iron Sheik deserves credit for it.

Dictionary.com released its September update on Tuesday, which would up being its biggest ever. Jabroni was among 650 words officially added. Words like "amirite," "ish," and "janky" joined it as new entrants.

The Iron Sheik initially came up with the word and used it frequently, but The Rock popularized it during the late 90s and early 2000s by saying it during WWE broadcasts. The Rock paid tribute to The Iron Sheik in the 2014 movie The Sheik and discussed his use of the word while taking no credit for it:

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Reply 'Jabroni' Has Been Added to the Dictionary. What do you think of that? (Original post)
underpants Sep 3 OP
BannonsLiver Sep 3 #1
Harker Sep 3 #2
Ron Obvious Sep 3 #5
Harker Sep 3 #12
mokawanis Sep 3 #10
Harker Sep 3 #13
maveric Sep 3 #3
ProfessorGAC Sep 3 #11
greenjar_01 Sep 3 #14
Captain Stern Sep 3 #4
underpants Sep 3 #7
2naSalit Sep 3 #6
underpants Sep 3 #8
2naSalit Sep 3 #9

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:07 PM

1. Love the Sheik!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:07 PM

2. I hardly know what to think.

I've never heard (or read) the word before.

I will say that I was deeply dismayed when "ZA" became an acceptable Scrabble™ word.

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Response to Harker (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:36 PM

5. Ha! I always hate myself when I have to play that word

And yet, so often it's the only way to get rid of that newly acquired 'Z' near the end of the game. But I feel dirty when I do that.

I loath the word "ZA" and everyone who needs to abbreviate a 2 syllable word in the first place.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:44 PM

12. You never have to.

Every now and then you might just take a loss for humanity.

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Response to Harker (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:40 PM

10. My wife and I have argued about "ZA"

I hate being in a close game when she plunks "ZA" down on the board and takes the lead. She always insists it's perfectly fine...until I use it.

At one point we actually outlawed ZA, XI, and Qi and did away with the 50 pt. bonus for using all 7 seven letters but then we changed our minds and put them back into play.

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Response to mokawanis (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:52 PM

13. I think "ZA" was added as a sop

to people who got stuck with a Z. "ZA" is a fairly easy out, but the only time I've ever heard the word was while playing Scrabble™ with a pal who played in tournaments, and had memorized every two-letter and three-letter word.

He couldn't define them, but he knew they were in the official dictionary.

I hope I never hear it again.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:30 PM

3. A word that my Sicilian Ma used. Spelled "Gibroni".

Meaning the same.

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Response to maveric (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:48 PM

11. And Actually, That's The Plural

The singular is gibrone but given it's generally a Sicilian or Calabrian term, the dialect has the "E" sound like the same as the "I" ending. The both end up sounding like a long "E".
Personal family experience: my last name is supposed to end in " E". When my grandparents came here in the 1920s, the immigration agent heard the long E ending (mispronounced per classical Italian) and wrote it with an "I".
My grandfather figured that's how they spelled it in America, and didn't correct them.
So, the last name now is plural, though it shouldn't be!

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Response to maveric (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 04:05 PM

14. I'd be interested to hear the Italian etymology of that

Certainly odd for Sicilian dialect, though that's definitely how I've experienced the word in the US (i.e., from Sicilian immigrants and heritage speakers).

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:30 PM

4. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I THINK!

I hope that's what you were going for there, or my title makes no sense at all.

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Response to Captain Stern (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:27 PM

7. That's exactly what I was going for

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:26 PM

6. So what, pray tell, does it mean?

I saw no definition at the link and you didn't put it there so...

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:28 PM

8. It means - idiot moron dips--t etc

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Response to underpants (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:32 PM

9. Thanks.

Sounds fitting.

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