NEW WORDS: Merriam-Webster Dictionary Adds 840 New Words

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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 

Source: Merriam-Webster

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