SAN FRANCISCO (CBS San Francisco) — Among the new terms added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in a January update is another first for the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, “second gentleman.”
Douglas Emhoff, the first male spouse of a U.S. vice president acknowledged the inclusion of the term with a tweet on Thursday.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
“It’s official,” tweeted Emhoff. “I might be the first, but I won’t be the last.”
Well, now it's official. @MerriamWebster just added "Second Gentleman" to the dictionary.
I might be the first, but I won't be the last. https://t.co/1PFsrYslgM
— Douglas Emhoff (@SecondGentleman) January 28, 2021READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
Merriam-Webster defines “second gentleman” as “the husband or male partner of a vice president or second in command of a country or jurisdiction.”
Emhoff an attorney based in Los Angeles, has been married to Harris since 2014. According to his biography on the White House website, Emhoff and Harris were set up on a blind date in 2013 and married a year later in a ceremony officiated by her sister, Maya.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery