Beyoncé becomes part of the French dictionary

Beyoncé is not content with just dominating R&B, pop, and country music; she is now expanding her influence to the French language.

Queen Bey is set to be included in the French dictionary.

Beyoncé is set to be included in the renowned Petit Larousse Illustré, as reported by The Times.

According to Billboard, her entry in the encyclopedic dictionary now describes her as an “American singer of R&B and pop.”

Cate Blanchett, LeBron James, and Christopher Nolan are among the other celebrities.

According to Billboard, Carine Girac-Marinier, the head of dictionaries and encyclopedias at Larousse, stated that the chosen words in their dictionaries and encyclopedias aim to reflect the notable concerns, developments, and significant movements that have taken place throughout the year.

According to US Weekly, the values of the Petit Larousse, which include excellence and the promotion of French culture, were also aligned with Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mother, who has Louisiana Creole heritage.

According to TMZ, the dictionary undergoes annual updates, with a jury selecting around 150 words and names that are familiar to French speakers. This year, the jury has chosen nearly four dozen honorees for inclusion in the dictionary.

Beyoncé has already left her linguistic imprint. In 2004, the Oxford English Dictionary welcomed the term “bootylicious” into its lexicon. According to the OED, “bootylicious” refers to a woman who is sexually appealing, sexy, and curvaceous.

In a previous interview with TV Hits, Beyoncé expressed her thoughts on being immortalized in the dictionary with the word “bootylicious.” She mentioned that she wrote the song but wished she could have come up with a different word if she knew it would be included in the dictionary.

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