Non-binary definition of ‘they’ added to dictionary

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(CNN) – Merriam-Webster has officially added the nonbinary pronoun “they” to its dictionary.

Merriam-Webster said Tuesday the word “they” can be used to refer to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary – neither male nor female.

There are three other separate definitions listed for “they.”

Merriam-Webster has also added 533 new words and meanings to its dictionary.

A few examples are “deep state,” “dad joke,” and “colorism.”

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