Ton den Boon

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Ton den Boon is the editor in chief of Van Dale's Great Dictionary of the Dutch language. On the 2nd of May 2018, he became the first lexicographer to define the term "incel". On the day it was defined, it was also made the Word Of The Day in Van Dale's online website. Born in 1962, he studied at the University of Groningen and then worked for about a decade as a dictionary editor and communication advisor. He defined "incel" as:

  1. (gender-neutral countable noun) someone who lives an involuntarily celibate life; an acronym of "involuntary celibate".[1]

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