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The Latest Words Added To The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster just announced they're adding 640 new words to the dictionary. And here are some of the highlights... EGOT (noun), "the accomplishment of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award in one's lifetime." buzzy (adjective), "causing or characterized by a lot of speculative or...
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Merriam-Webster beefs up, adds 'swole' to dictionary

BOSTON (KYKY) — The dictionary just got a bit heavier as the people at Merriam-Webster added 640 new words Monday. Perhaps you've heard your gym buddies announce they're going to get "swole," or you've referred to picking up your morning coffee in a "go-cup." If people are talking about a new movie...
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Merriam-Webster's 2018 Word Of The Year

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year is "justice." It saw a 74% uptick in searches this year, mostly because of the Justice Department investigation and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Their runners-up this year include "nationalism" . . . "pansexual" . . . "lodestar" . . . and "laurel," because of the...
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Scrabble Adds 300 Words to Game Dictionary

Some Scrabble users might say "ew" to the 300 new words that have just been given the "OK" for play in the classic board game. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of its official Scrabble Players Dictionary, which contains such new entries as sriracha, beatdown, zomboid, twerk, sheeple,...
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New Words Added To The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster just announced they're adding about 800 new words to their dictionary. Here are some of the highlights... 1. hangry (adjective), "irritable or angry because of hunger." 2. guac (noun), "guacamole." 3. rando (noun), "a random person." 4. Instagramming (verb), "to post a picture to...
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New Words Added To The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster just added several new words to their dictionary... 1. cryptocurrency (noun) . . . "any form of currency that only exists digitally . . . using a decentralized system to record transactions." 2. life hack (noun) . . . "a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing...
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Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year For 2017

Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Year" is...
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