PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Merriam-Webster says Jawn is on the list of words they are watching!

They say the word, Jawn, unique to Philly is a word they are increasingly seeing used that has not yet met their criteria for entry.

Merriam-Webster describes it as “the Philadelphia all-purpose noun.”

Of course, we know “jawn” can refer to just about anything.

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After getting the news, the city of Philadelphia tweeted out.

“We don’t need a dictionary telling us what we already know to be true… Jawn is a versatile jawn.”

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That jawn seems to have the support of higher-learning, with the University of Pennsylvania tweeting, “We accept this jawn.”

It seems like we’re all in consensus. The word has even been mentioned on the big screen.

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