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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Merriam Webster Adds 640 New Words To Its Dictionary

Merriam-Webster has added 640 new words to the dictionary, and together, they're a pretty good portrait of how we talk to each other online in 2019.

The latest class of legitimate words include: "stan," as in "we stan that person." "Swole" is in there too, a popular internet term for a someone who's muscular.

Other newly added words and phrases include:

Garbage time

Gender non-conforming

Gig economy



Screen time

Top surgery


and many more.

In the official Merriam-Webster lexicon they now join other millennial-speak such as "rando," "adorbs" and "fav," which the dictionary added last year.

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