2018 has been a dumpster fire of a year so far, but so was 2017. Come to think of it, 2016 was kind of a dumpster fire, too. So, why did it take until now for Merriam-Webster to add this to the dictionary? Finally, it has been rectified.
After considering its widespread and meaningful evidence of use, we've put 'dumpster fire' in the dictionary. Feel free to GIF it as you like. https://t.co/XImxk6c0EY— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) March 5, 2018
Here's the official definition:
"An utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence." What could be more symbolic of today's culture?