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Merriam-Webster adds definition for gender nonbinary pronoun 'they'


Use of the term has grown in mainstream language

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Merriam-Webster added a new definition for the word "they" in its most recent group of updates, reflecting the word's increased usage among people who identify as gender nonbinary — someone who doesn't identify as either male or female.

The newly added definition, which is the fourth under the entry for "they," defines the word as being "used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary."

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