'Masshole' now part of the dictionary

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The term masshole may have been thrown around the Bay State for more than a decade, but as of this week it's officially part of the dictionary.

The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical book and when the editors add new terms, as they did this week, they make sure to do their research.

Masshole was just one of several words that now grace the pages of the dictionary. Other new additions include hot mess, twerk and fo' shizzle.

Masshole was added as a noun, first used in 1989. The definition reads: term of contempt for a native or inhabitant of the state of Massachusetts. This is what is known as a blended word, which Lewis Carroll called portmanteaus, naming them after a suitcase that unfolds into two equal parts.