Oxford Dictionary Adds "YOLO" To Online Catalog

posted Saturday August 16 ,2014 at 07:00PM CDT | 46 comments

Oxford Dictionary Adds

Drake's famously used phrase now has a home and has become legitimized.

The Oxford English Dictionary just got a little thicker, or at least the online database has incrementally more words as Drake's famous term "YOLO" was recently added to their online edition.

The acronym for "You Only Live Once" will now be among other phrases such as FML, SMH and other real words. Kanye West's term "Cray" also made it to the online dictionary. The term comes from the song "N***as In Paris" and subsequently became widely used in popular culture.

"Amazeballs," "binge-watch," "hate-watch," and "douchebaggery" were also terms added to the website.

Drake's first public use of the phrase was back in 2011 on the track "The Motto" from his album Take Care. There's been a bit of controversy as to whether Drake actually coined the phrase. Complex compiled a list of 11 instances where the acronym was used before 2011.

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  • Big 18th Street Gang, E'z up!
    Can this fucking gay ass clown just disappear already!?
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  • OVO
    Drake continues to innovate. Fuck this website and the bitches who hate on him.
    • Anonymous
      Innovate what? He didn't innovate shit.
  • Anonymous
    man fuck HHDX Yolo was originated by MAC DRE!!! THIZZ IN PEACE
  • Anonymous
    Lol at all u hashfags
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  • Anonymous
    drake iz best jewish rapper alive
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAvk_0aTWVo
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  • drake runs rap
    I would also like to take this time to come out and admit that I am gay for Drake. I want him to fulfill my fantasies.
  • Anonymous
    i don't like emotional hip hop, imma luh that real hip hop
  • JJ
    "Complex compiled a list of 11 instances where the acronym was used before 2011" They made it a hot line, he made it a hot song.
    • Westside
      Nah, N.O.T.S. (Niggas Off the Streets) made the original Y.O.L.O. back in '94, way better than Drake's shit.
    • OVO
      Who? Nobody remembers those fags.
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  • Anonymous
    drake don't representin' real hip hop like krs one
  • Anonymous
    it will be removed in 3 years.
  • Anonymous
    how about thot?
  • YESSIR
    THIS IS NOT AN OPINION, IT IS A FACT : DRAKE IS THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE (NEGATIVELY BY SOME OR POSITIVELY BY MANY) IN TODAY'S URBAN CULTURE. CAN YOU SAY THAT ABOUT A KENDRICK, A JERMAINE ?? YALL NIGGAS TOO DAMN IMMATURE TO GIVE CREDITS WHEN ITS DUE #VIEWSFROMTHE6 #SOUND
    • Anonymous
      No, your comment is all opinion and no fact. Also, quit using hashtags. This ain't Twitter.
    • Anonymous
      You got Drake confused with Kanye.
    • Anonymous
      who is drake influencing? soft metrosexual emotional fakes?
    • anon
      @YESSIR cosign 100%..let them hate
    • anon
      PSYCH!! YESSIR, you're retarded.
  • Drizzaveli
    only a revolutionary like Drake can do this
    • Anonymous
      Good joke.
  • drake runs rap
    name a hotter rapper right now. You cant drake is the most popular and relevent rapper rapping today. The only person putting up numbers like drake in 2014 is the popstar eminem. Scrubs like kendrick and all your other favourite rappers are irrelevent compared to drake. Does it make you internet nerds mad that in 2014 drake is the only one that matters in hophop. Just stating facts lets you internet nerd groupies disprove my claims.
    • Anonymous
      You're still wrong. Nothing you've said is a fact, just your groupie lies.
    • drake runs rap
      still no relevent replies disproving my facts yall know its true
    • Anonymous
      You didn't even state one fact, just your idiotic opinion, which isn't true, by the way.
  • youngsta
    another win for king drizzy! you can hate all you want, but this man is a huge influence on today's culture. #YOLO #ViewsFromThe6
    • Anonymous
      Nope,
  • SMH
    Seems like Oxford is getting new words from Urban Dictionary.
  • Anonymous
    Oxford Dictionary is a fucking joke.
    • Anonymous
      it is nowadays dude
  • Champagne Papi Life
    Most #1's ever. Classic albums. Classic mixtapes. Songwriter Awards. Acting awards. A Grammy. Making other people famous by bringing them on tour with him and featuring on their songs. Ambassador of the Toronto Raptors. Creating a whole new sound of music with OVO. Making lint rollers cool again. And adding words to the English language. Drake is only 27, he will go down as one of the greatest artists of all time. Such a talent.
    • Anonymous
      Wrong.
    • Anonymous
      You only need to sell like 1000 copies of a single to go number 1 these days. Nobody's buying music outside of a few retarded children and record labels.
    • youngsta
      agree with my man, champagne papi life. keep it 100.
    • ^
      You, CPL, drake runs rap, Drizzaveli, and all of the other Drake stans are the same person. You're agreeing with yourself.
    • Anonymous
      Champagne Papi.. smh. enough said.
    • OVO
      Indeed, Drake is legendary. Let these haters know!
    • Anonymous
      Legendarily overrated.