'Muffin Top' Added to Oxford English Dictionary

Flickr"Muffin top" is now an officially recognized dictionary term.

The Oxford English Dictionary announced recently that it has added the term to its latest edition.

Also added were 'LOL,' 'OMG,' and the heart symbol, which incidentally is the first symbol ever to be included in the dictionary.

Modern society? I'M SO PROUD OF YOU.


A muffin top, if you're among the 0.000000001% of Americans who haven't heard the term, is what develops around a woman's waist when she is wearing jeans (or a skirt and woven belt) that fit a little too tightly.

Or, as the Oxford English Dictionary puts it, "a protuberance of flesh above the waistband of a tight pair of trousers."

Protuberance! OMG! LOL.

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Wondering where the term 'muffin top' came from?

Wikipedia to the rescue!

Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003, but has since become popular in other English-speaking countries. It may have been first popularized by the Australian television show Kath & Kim.

Let's hope this means 'camel toe' will be next to get its own official dictionary entry. Can't wait to see that definition ...

And in the meantime, what terms would you like to see added to the OED?

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