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'Dubstep' Added To The Dictionary

"dubstep (n., 2002): a type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns." 

According to Time"dubstep" is one of the 150 words being added to the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and the previous quotation is exactly how it will appear in the dictionary.

The inclusion of dubstep in this year's dictionary shows how influential the genre has become in the United States. Dubstep was born in England; however, Skrillex, Datsik, Excision, and other North American producers helped popularize the brostep sound. This aggressive offshoot of dubstep spread like wildfire among US college campuses a few years ago.

In addition to dubstep, Merriam-Webster added the following notable words to the dictionary: Auto-Tune, catfish, hashtag, selfie, social networking, and unfriend.

[H/T: Time]

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