NSFW, WTF, Crema, Click-Bait, Vocal Fry and Many More Words Added to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
It’s happened again: this dictionary [Merriam-Webster Unabridged] has gotten bigger.
As of last week, it’s grown by more than 1,700 entries, and existing entries have expanded by more than 700 new senses. We’ve added 3,200 examples that provide contextual information, and another 200 entries for some of the words people most frequently look up have been updated and enhanced.
The remainder of the article a look at 22 of the new entries. Here are 10 of them.
- Click Bait
- Colony Collapse Disorder
- Dark Money
- Net Neutrality
- Palliative Care
- Vocal Fry
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