Oprah's "Aha Moment" Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Celebrity News Aug. 16, 2012 AT 6:00PM
Oprah Winfrey on April 30, 2011 in New York City. Oprah Winfrey on April 30, 2011 in New York City. Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Need more proof that Oprah Winfrey has had an indelible impact on pop culture? Just open up your dictionary.

For its 2012 edition, the folks at Merriam-Webster have announced they're adding the media empress' ubiquitous "aha moment" to their dictionary, defining it as "a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension."

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"I always love those moments when I sit down to talk to somebody and they say something that makes me look at life or a situation in a completely different way," Winfrey explains in a video posted on Merriam-Webster's site. "And I say, 'Aha! I get it!' Light bulb . . . and the little hairs on your arm stand up. That is an aha moment."

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Other terms being included this year? Sexting, energy drink, f-bomb, man cave and bucket list.

No word yet on if Winfrey's mug will appear alongside the definition of her beloved phrase.

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