New words in the Merriam Webster Dictionary

More than one thousand new words have been added to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Some of the new words are “binge-watch” (to watch many or all episodes of a TV series in rapid succession), “face-palm” (to cover one’s face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment), ”ghost” (to abruptly cut off all contact with someone by no longer accepting or responding to phone calls, instant messages, etc.), “yowza” (used to express surprise or amazement), “Seussian” (of, relating to, or suggestive of the works of Dr. Seuss), and “woo–woo” (dubiously or outlandishly mystical, supernatural, or unscientific). Here is a video about the new words and another video about Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016.


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