New York: Dictionary deciders at Merriam-Webster have taken note of the nonword “doggos” – internet speak for dogs, and deemed it they will be watching in 2018.
According to the news reported in Zee news, the word has become so popular on social media that twitter is flooded with “doggos” meaning “adorable, photogenic dogs looking pensive, jubilant and just plain cute”.
Merriam-Webster said on its website that its editors deemed “doggo” a “Word We`re Watching” in 2018.
The word “doggo” did not originate online. It originated in 19th- century slang and literature.
In the 20th century, the word became a loose synonym for dog, similar to how it`s being used today.
The term “doggo” has still not yet met Merriam Webster’s criteria but it’s on their watch list.