“Jabroni,” a term that was popularized through wrestling in the late-1990s, has officially been added to the dictionary. Below is the full definition:
jabroni[ juh-broh-nee ]
Slang. a stupid, foolish, or contemptible person; loser:
She always has a comeback to own the trolls and jabronis on Twitter.
Shut your mouth, you dumb jabroni!
Also called en·hance·ment tal·ent [en-hans-muhnt tal-uhnt], job·ber [job-er] .Professional Wrestling. a wrestler whose purpose is to lose matches against headlining wrestlers in order to build up the status and fame of the headliners:
The man is a legend in the ring—he eats jabronis for breakfast.
The term was made popular by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during WWE’s Attitude Era. Johnson would frequently call opponents the slang term.
Johnson did not invent the term, unlike his other dictionary contribution, SmackDown. “Jabroni” has an Italian origin, being first recorded between 1915-1920, but did not popularly catch on until Johnson uttered the word.