840 New Words Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary
The famed dictionary has added a whopping 840 new words, including many to keep up with our online food-obsession. Here are some notable entries Avo, short for “avocado,” guac for “guacamole,” marg for “margarita” and hangry, which is the state of being hungry and angry at the same time.
Iftar, the meal taken at sundown during Ramadan, and Wagyu, a strain of highly-marbled Japanese beef, also earned places.
“As lexicographers, we are constantly tracking the ever-expanding lexicon, only defining the words that have demonstrated the kind of widespread, sustained, and meaningful use that shows they’ve become fully established members of the language.” – Emily Brewster, associate editor at Merriam-Webster
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