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Wrestling Term Now in the Oxford Dictionary

Oxford Dictionary has released its annual list of pop culture words added to their dictionary and wrestling fans will be happy to know that an 'insider' term made it to the list. Modern wrestling fans now love to use the word kayfabe and will now be able to explain it to their friends with the help of a dictionary. Here is Oxford's definition of kayfabe:

"the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic... The origin of the word is uncertain, although it is often said to have arisen in American travelling carnivals. The word has been interpreted by some as being an alteration of ‘be fake’ backwards, while the -ay- element is typical of the way words are formed in Pig Latin."

This isn't the first wrestling term to make the dictionary, as The Rock's coined phrase "smackdown" is also now a word.

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Wrestling Term Now in the Oxford Dictionary