There are two food groups in the Scooby-Doo universe. One is the giant sandwich, crafted from whatever ingredients can be found in a haunted kitchen. The other is the Scooby Snack, a treat with delicious powers of bribery and persuasion -- and now, an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. Image: WB Kids
The dictionary made the announcement via Twitter:
— The OED (@OED) June 23, 2016
The official definition, shared by a band whose biggest hit was entitled "Scooby Snacks" -- a song that is not about solving mysteries and unmasking crooked amusement-park owners -- notes that the OED recognises both meanings of the term:
— FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS (@funlovincrims) June 29, 2016
Though the OED itself shared the addition of "Scooby Snack" on social media, and it was further touted on its editorial blog, it oddly doesn't appear in this full list of additions for some reason (we reached out to inquire about the discrepancy but had not heard back at time of writing). Other new entries in the ever-growing resource, however, include such essential terms as "bottle service", "LMAO" and "LMFAO" (important distinction), "wow factor" and "turd". Still holding out for "zoinks" and "jinkies", however.