"Well, now it's official," tweeted Kamala Harris' husband, the first second gentleman the U.S. has ever had.
"It's probably the word by which we'll refer to this period in the future,” the dictionary's editor at large said.
According to the dictionary publisher, "stand back" means to take a few steps backward while "stand by" means to be or to get ready to act.
These terms rose to popular use and officially entered dictionaries in the 2010s.
The decision came after a 313% search increase on the company's website.
"It’s simply not a usage that can be ignored anymore," one of the dictionary's editors said.
People searched for terms that reflected the ominous "send her back" tenor of Trump's rally, in which he ratcheted up his racist attacks.
Grifting season doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon, folks.
The dictionary publisher revealed its Word of the Year, and a Trump tweet helped it get picked.
No. It wasn't covfefe. But it does have to do with lying.