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Scooby snack added to Oxford English Dictionary

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Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? In the Oxford English Dictionary, of course, as the definition of “Scooby snack” joins the publication alongside more than 1,000 other words.

The phrase “Scooby snack,” which first appeared in the popular 1969 Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby Doo, Where Are You? as the name of the titular character’s favorite treat, now appears in the Oxford English Dictionary among other new additions including glamping, listicle, deffo, power couple, stupid o’clock, and bovvered.

The official definition for Scooby snack reads: “A snack, esp. given as a reward or inducement; spec. a bite-sized treat or a large multilayered sandwich (likened to those eaten by the cartoon character Scooby Doo)… Also: food eaten to satisfy a hunger induced by drinking, smoking, or drug use.”

New York City-based rap/rock band Fun Lovin’ Criminals further popularized the term with their 1995 song “Scooby Snacks,” the name of which is also used as slang for various drug-related activities and/or substances. Fun Lovin’ Criminals tweeted Wednesday about the phrase’s inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary. “Ah, JEAH! #LoveYaBack” they wrote, linking to a photo of the word’s definition.

Scooby snacks are also available as a licensed brand of cookies in the United States.

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