MIRIAM WEBSTER ADDS NEW WORDS

posted by Ron St. Pierre - 

              

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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