Merriam-Webster adds 'offensive' to definition of 'sexual preference' amid controversy over Barrett using phrase during Senate h...

Merriam-Webster adds 'offensive' to definition of 'sexual preference' amid controversy over Barrett using phrase during Senate h…


Merriam-Webster changed the definition of “preference” to include that it is an “offensive” term when used to describe someone’s sexual orientation.

“As recently as last month, Webster’s Dictionary included a definition of ‘preference’ as ‘orientation’ or ‘sexual preference.’ TODAY they changed it and added the word ‘offensive.'” journalist Steve Krakauer said. “Insane — I just checked through Wayback Machine and it’s real.”

As recently as last month, Webster’s Dictionary included a definition of “preference” as “orientation” or “sexual preference.” TODAY they changed it and added the word “offensive.”

Insane – I just checked through Wayback Machine and it’s real.

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— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 14, 2020

The dictionary had defined “preference” to include sexual orientation until at least Sept. 28, according to National Review.

“The term preference as used to refer to sexual orientation is widely considered offensive in its implied suggestion that a person can choose

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