MIRIAM WEBSTER ADDS NEW WORDS

              

Do you sometimes listen to people speak and wonder what the heck they are saying? Well, it’s no secret that vocabulary is always evolving, and now the Merriam-Webster dictionary is here to help. The Springfield-based dictionary is once again expanding to their list of words, this time adding 840 new terms, some of which you may have never even heard before.

New additions include:

GOAT – defined as the greatest of all time: the most accomplished and successful individual in the history of a particular sport or category of performance or activity"Marg – an abbreviation for margaritaFav – short for favoriteBougie [[BOO-zhee]] – an abbreviation of bourgeoisZoodles - a long, thin strip of zucchini that resembles a string or narrow ribbon of pastaMocktail - a nonalcoholic cocktailHangry - irritable or angry because of hungerTent city - a collection of many tents set up in an area to provide usually temporary shelter (as for displaced or homeless people)Bingeable - having multiple episodes or parts that can be watched in rapid successionTime suck - an activity to which one devotes a lot of time that might be better or more productively spent doing other thingsInstagramming - to post (a picture) to the Instagram photo-sharing serviceGochujang - a spicy paste used in Korean cuisine that is made from red chili peppers, glutinous rice, and fermented soybeans 

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