PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Good news western Pennsylvania! One of our most beloved terms has officially been recognized by The Oxford English Dictionary.

“Jagoff,” is officially defined as: “(chiefly in western Pennsylvania) a stupid, irritating, or contemptible person.”

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The entry goes on to explain the origin of the word, as “from jackoff, perhaps influenced by jag.”

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You can view the entire entry here. 

A couple of years ago, a petition was circulating online in an attempt to get “jagoff” added to the Webster’s Dictionary.

“The Pittsburghese word ‘jagoff’ has a legacy and it’s not in the dictionary and as well all know it it’s not anything bad,” petition creator John Chamberlin explained to NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Bill Rehkopf.

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