The gesture known as a 'chef's kiss' can now be found in the dictionary. Here's the somewhat unsavory story behind it.
Two of the latest additions to the dictionary — nurdles and forever chemicals — paint an unpleasant picture of our stewardship of the planet.
If you're the type who gets stressed when dictionaries add new words, 'dad bod' might be the latest to set you on edge. Amirite?
In honor of Dictionary Day, a newspaper compiled words added to the dictionary over the years to show which appeared when you were born!
I knew when the coronavirus pandemic began that it wouldn't take long for the first new COVID-19 word to reach the dictionary.
New words are constantly being added to the dictionary, but some of the latest additions might just shock your sensibilities.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the word 'tofucken,' which refers to a vegan dish, added to the dictionary by Thanksgiving Day.
Merriam-Webster recently introduced 'Time Traveler,' a feature that lets users check out which words were added to the dictionary the year they were born.
In March, a dictionary updated added more than 300 words, everything from 'hangry' to 'smackdown' to 'struggle bus.'
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