‘Dubstep’ And ‘Grime’ Are Now In The Dictionary

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Published on September 05, 2011 with 7 Comments

Rap’s British cousins ‘Dubstep’ and ‘Grime’ have been added to the Chambers dictionary. Grime is defined as “a style of popular music combining elements of dancehall and hip-hop” while dubstep is described as “a type of electronic popular dance music developed from drum and bass.” Especially the second definition will come in handy to many folks since there seem to be as many interpretations of what dubstep really is as there are listeners to it. I usually find that simply asking myself ‘does it wobble?’ does the trick for me.

Anther new music-related inclusion is ‘boyband’ which is comically defined as “A pop group, targeting mainly the teenage market, composed of young males chosen because they look good and can dance and sometimes even sing”.

Will it now be a matter of time until ‘Thugstep‘ is added as well? Pretty sure that would put a smile on the homie Khal‘s face.

Spotted @ NME.



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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  1. Swag is up next.

    • Good call.

      • southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.

  2. Oh my god… dubstep wasn’t developed from drum and bass at all. This actually makes me so angry. Fuck. So now dictionaries are spreading ignorance too?

    And not all dubstep wobbles. In fact a lot of it doesn’t.

    • lol you’re mad b/c an uninformed spot got something wrong? you must live a pretty mad life.

      • Haha yeah pretty much

      • Haha yeah pretty much

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