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Merriam-Webster just added these words to the dictionary

Today, the legendary dictionary released its annual list of English words it’s adding for the first time. The list of over 1,000 new words includes a number of terms that have become commonplace in pop culture over recent years. Below are some highlights from the announcement: • face-palm • net neutrality • binge-watch • photobomb … Continue reading “Merriam-Webster just added these words to the dictionary”

Today, the legendary dictionary released its annual list of English words it’s adding for the first time. The list of over 1,000 new words includes a number of terms that have become commonplace in pop culture over recent years. Below are some highlights from the announcement:

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• face-palm

• net neutrality

• binge-watch

• photobomb

• ghost (pertaining to “ghosting” a person)

• humblebrag

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• EpiPen

• weak sauce

• throw shade

• geek out

• first world problem

• ping

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• safe space

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