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David Harbour‚Äôs Jim Hopper made a big impression on viewers after the Netflix series Stranger Things debuted, but season two kicked it up a notch. Harbour‚Äôs Hopper dance was admired around the world and then some, and cemented him the coveted ‚Äúdad bod‚ÄĚ title. Now Merriam-Webster is making sure we know how to use it.

Merriam-Webster’s Twitter account has been deftly chiming in to comment on pop culture and world politics for a while now, but this new entry is extra special.


To which Harbour, who has also been using his Twitter account to awesomely react to fans, replied:

As with a lot of zeitgeist items, we‚Äôre going to have to ignore the dictionary‚Äôs call on this one. Thanks but no thanks, Merriam-Webster, fandom‚Äôs preferred use of ‚Äúdad bod‚ÄĚ is here to stay.