JABRONI !: The Rock smash has been awarded official dictionary status

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Do you hear what The Rock is cooking?

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If not, you could be a jabroni.

One of Dwayne Johnson’s iconic wrestling slogans, “jabroni”, is now an official word after it was included as one of 650 words in the September update to a Dictionary.com .

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According to the definition in the official dictionary, jabroni (a noun) is slang for “a stupid, foolish or despicable person; more loose. “

There was also a second definition for the word, which probably only professional wrestling fans will understand: “a wrestler whose purpose is to lose matches against headlining wrestlers to build headlining status and fame.”

Although the origins of the word are unknown, according to Dictionary.com, it may come from the upper Italian dialect giambone, which means “prosciutto”.

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Like The Rock, Johnson has called many of his opponents jabronis in promotions leading to a featured match. To exalt himself, The Rock (third person) often referred to himself as “the woodpecker, the pie-eating, the pioneer, the eyebrow, the heart-pounding, the falling elbow, the people’s champion, The Rock! “

While Johnson is credited with popularizing the word in the late 1990s, jabroni actually originated from WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik.

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“I was very lucky and fortunate to publicly coin the word ‘jabroni’ on TV. Use it as part of my rock speech and make it a part of pop culture, “Johnson said in the 2014 documentary” The Sheik. “” When a lot of people think of ‘jabroni’ they think, ‘Oh, that’s The Rock’s word.’ No, no, no, no, no. It’s not my word. It’s the iron sheikh’s word. “

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It is not the first time that one of Johnson’s catchphrases has entered the pages of a dictionary. In 2007, The Rock’s “smackdown” line was made official by Merriam-Webster.

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