Get ready to start hearing “adorkable” a lot more often.
Collins English Dictionary held a Twitter contest to determine a new word being added to its dictionary, and the “New Girl”
Season 1 poster tagline was the one to make the cut. “Adorkable” is officially a new word — at least, according to Collins English Dictionary.
It was FOX executive VP of marketing and communications Shannon Ryan who made the suggestion for “adorkable” to be used for “New Girl,” and so she’s the one Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice credits with making it stick. The Hollywood Reporter
reveals Rice broke the dictionary news to Ryan with an e-mail headline that read: “Adorkable is a real word now and it’s all your fault.”
The official dictionary definition of “adorkable” reads: “Socially inept or unfashionable in a charming or endearing way.” Ryan is also the woman who came up with “celebutante,” so we’re excited/dreading to find out what word she’ll come up with next.