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These Completely Made-Up Words From ‘The Simpsons’ Are Now in the Dictionary

It's hard to deny the impact The Simpsons has had on popular culture for the past 30 years, and vocabulary is surprisingly one of them. Along with straight-up predicting the future, including how Donald Trump would end up the President, the animated series has even infiltrated the way we speak. There have been a handful of made-up words the series' writers created that are now sitting proudly in prestigious dictionaries, like Merriam-Webster and Oxford English, alongside bona fide real words.

However, not every word The Simpsons coined was technically invented by the show. "D'oh" might've been made famous by Homer Simpson, but the phrase was actually uttered by Jimmy Finlayson from the Laurel and Hardy movies first. However, it was the Simpsons that popularized it enough to get it added to the dictionary in 2001.

Alongside the "popularized" terms, the show is also responsible for 100 percent made-up words, like "cromulent," that fans have been trying to get added to the dictionary for years now. So, the next time you're playing Scrabble and your friends are telling you "craptacular" and "meh" aren't words, you can now have the last laugh. Below, all the invented words from the show that have been added to the dictionary.

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