May 23, 2022

NSFW, WTF, Crema, Click-Bait, Vocal Fry and Many More Words Added to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

From Merriam-Webster:

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
  • Crema
  • Dark Money
  • Net Neutrality
  • NSFW
  • Palliative Care
  • Photobomb
  • Vocal Fry
  • WTF

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.