The world has gone mad hunting Pokémon in the real world, but now you can even find them in the dictionary. Popular online resource Dictionary.com recently added the word Pokémon with an extended definition, seemingly as an acknowledgement that this craze is never going to die.
Here's the definition:
1. a media franchise including video games, animated television series, movies, card games, etc. that depict a fictional class of pet monsters and their trainers.
2. a pet monster in this fictional world.
Here's what Dictionary.com CEO Liz McMillan had to say about their ever-growing lexicon:
We get over 5.5 billion word lookups every year, and we analyze those lookups to identify new words that we haven't seen before. And when we see a critical mass of volume against a particular word, our lexicography team will start researching.
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