"K-Pop" officially added to the dictionary
It comes at no shock to see K-Pop sweeping across the world, gaining popularity in such places as Asia, Europe, and both North and South America. Fans have been eagerly embracing the spread; and now, evidently, so are the people at the Oxford English Dictionary.
It was announced on WTOP, a Washington broadcasting station on the 10th of August that the highly ranked dictionary will be adding "K-Pop" to their vocabulary list. K-Pop will be officially defined as "Korean pop music."
The dictionary offered an example of the usage of the word in a sentence: "The band has a style that mixes European music and K-Pop." "K-Pop" can also officially be used as a modifier: "K-Pop fans." This modifier allows the word to be placed under the mass noun category.
The Oxford English Dictionary was founded in 1888. It is one of oldest and most used English language dictionaries in the world. The entry of the word "K-Pop" into their ever ongoing entry list singles an even larger indication of Hallyu's popularity overseas.
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Source: Korea JoongAng Daily