'YouTuber' Is A Real Word Now 'Cause The Dictionary Just Said So

29 December 2016, 14:42 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

YouTuber Dictionary Asset
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Validation, at last!

It's official! The word 'YouTuber' is now in the Oxford English Dictionary which means you totally tell your mum to stop harassing you to get a 'real job' 'cause it exists, it's real and it's happening. 

The OED has added the noun to a list of around 500 new words that are to be introduced to the dictionary. 

via giphy.com

And the definition they've included with the word? "A frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, especially someone who produces and appears in videos on the site," which you and I both know isn't teeeeechnically correct. A 'YouTuber' is a creator, not someone like me - a frequent user - who sits on YouTube for hours *consuming* videos. There's no 'especially' about it. A real 'YouTuber' deserves way more credit than that, don't you think?  

Oxford English Dictionary

Either way, we'll take it - and so will Caspar Lee!


Other words added to the Dictionary include Brexit (keep it), Defcon (which will be appropriate in the next few years), Fingertip (how was that not in there anyway?) and tombstone (we're preparing ours as we type). Congratulations everyone!

via giphy.com

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