Stephen: Jabroni added to Dictionary.com

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After Dictionary.com made their September update, adding 650 new words, eagle-eyed word lovers noticed that one of them was “jabroni,” which legend says was originated by pro wrestler The Iron Sheik, and made famous by The Rock. The site defined the word as slang for “a stupid, foolish, or contemptible person, a loser.”

They also added the wrestling-specific definition, writing, “a wrestler whose purpose is to lose matches against headlining wrestlers in order to build up the status and fame of the headliners.” “His impact on my career has really been profound,” Johnson said in a documentary about the Iron Sheik. … “Now the word jabroni is connected to me. When a lot of people think, ‘oh, jabroni, oh, yeah, yeah, it’s The Rock’s word.’ No, no, no, no. It’s not my word. It’s The Iron Sheik’s word.”

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