‘Friend Zone’ Added To Oxford English Dictionary

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That’s right, Fellas. The one word that most men hate, and never appreciate in a relationship with any woman, has become official and is planted in the books forever.

Friendzone” (noun; informal)
a situation in which a platonic relationship exists between two people, one of whom has an undeclared romantic or sexual interest in the other:
I always wind up in the friend zone, watching them pursue other guys

One word that will make a man move on to the next woman faster than a beating with a curling iron.


Other new additions were dumbphonecruftappletinisocial sharing and tweetable.

Jezebel described the change with typical understatement as “good news for all you mouth breathing, cry baby internet commenters out there whose inability to get girls to like you is not your fault… It’s time we hold a pillow to the face of the English language and let it go the way of Latin.”

While Betabeat wrote: “pandering to the Internet has become something of a pasttime for Oxford. Afterall, this is the company that made “GIF” the 2012 word of the year.”

But don’t fret fellas, to be in the ‘friendzone’ is actually much better than being told to go f**k yourself! … well, maybe not.