TL;DR: Over 840 new words added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Merriam-Webster Dictionary said over 840 new words were added to the dictionary.

According to a press release, the additions include words cellphone users commonly hear like "predictive," "Instagramming," "airplane mode" or "force quit."

Abbreviated forms of words like "TL;DR," "fav," "adorbs," "rando," "marg" and "guac" were added.

Words about food and eating were added. Some of them are "mise en place," "zoodles" and "hangry."

Recent terms for identities were added, like "Generation Z" and "Latinx."

Merriam-Webster said adding new words to a dictionary is a step in the continuous process of recording our ever-expanding language.

 

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