From the big screen to the wrestling ring, Dwayne Johnson is the master of it all. Popularly known as ‘The Rock’, his fan following surpasses millions and he serves as an inspiration to budding actors as well as WWE enthusiasts. The actor recently took to social media to announce he and his family, including his wife and children, have been tested positive for Covid-19. While we wish them a speedy recovery, the acclaimed star has added another feather to his cap. Known to be one of the strongest ones in the history of wrestling, Johnson often used innovative terminology while putting up a fight against his opponents.
It now turns out that one of his catchphrases has made its way to a number of dictionaries, including Dictionary.com. Wow, that sounds like an achievement in itself, doesn’t it? The series of terms he crafted, that were once only understood by WWE fans and his competitiors are slowly becoming a part of the English language. One of them includes ‘Jabroni’, a term Johnson regularly used to describe the rivals he was ready to pin to the ground in the ring.
Yes, we put jabroni in the dictionary. We assume @TheRock could smell us cooking up this update the whole time. https://t.co/kNdHhsLYrn
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) September 1, 2020
@Cernovich more evidence The Rock is the most charismatic person alive.
Dude has TWO words added to the dictionary within his lifetime. The other is smackdown.
— Juan (@JuanIsidro) September 2, 2020
Dictionary.com, the website announced that ‘Jabroni’ has been added to its lexicon. “Yes, we put jabroni in the dictionary. We assume @TheRock could smell us cooking up this update the whole time,” it posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter. One fan commented, “More evidence The Rock is the most charismatic person alive. Dude has TWO words added to the dictionary within his lifetime. The other is smackdown.” Another added, “But it wasn’t @TheRock who came up with it. It was @the_ironsheik
who used it first. I think the Rock would agree!!” And the former WWE champion did confess this in one of his old interviews too! The website describes Jabroni as “Slang; a stupid, foolish, or contemptible person; loser.”