Do you sometimes listen to people speak and wonder what the heck they are saying? Well, it’s no secret that vocabulary is always evolving, and now the Merriam-Webster dictionary is here to help. The Springfield-based dictionary is once again expanding to their list of words, this time adding 840 new terms, some of which you may have never even heard before.
New additions include:
- GOAT – defined as the greatest of all time: the most accomplished and successful individual in the history of a particular sport or category of performance or activity"
- Marg – an abbreviation for margarita
- Fav – short for favorite
- Bougie [[BOO-zhee]] – an abbreviation of bourgeois
- Zoodles - a long, thin strip of zucchini that resembles a string or narrow ribbon of pasta
- Mocktail - a nonalcoholic cocktail
- Hangry - irritable or angry because of hunger
- Tent city - a collection of many tents set up in an area to provide usually temporary shelter (as for displaced or homeless people)
- Bingeable - having multiple episodes or parts that can be watched in rapid succession
- Time suck - an activity to which one devotes a lot of time that might be better or more productively spent doing other things
- Instagramming - to post (a picture) to the Instagram photo-sharing service
- Gochujang - a spicy paste used in Korean cuisine that is made from red chili peppers, glutinous rice, and fermented soybeans