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Gender-neutral title Mx added to Oxford Dictionary

Gender-neutral title Mx added to Oxford Dictionary

Gender-neutral groups are celebrating the title Mx

Oxford Dictionaries has added the gender neutral title Mx, as well as ‘pwnage’, ‘butthurt’, and ‘awesomesauce’.

The honorific of Mx, given to those who do not want to be referred to as Mr, Miss, Ms or Mrs, was added to reflect ‘today’s more thoughtful conversations about gender identity’.

It is defined as ‘a title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female.’Originating in around 70s, Mx can be widely used in forms, banks and government institutions in the UK.

Other words added in to Oxford Dictionaries include brain fart, butt dial, cat cafe, fat-shame, microagression, rando, weak sauce, and wine o’clock.

The addition of Mx follows the introduction of cisgender into the Oxford English Dictionary earlier this year.