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Merriam-Webster added 455 new words and definitions. Some of the terms added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary include “dad-bod,” “Flutternutter,” and “air-fryer.”
Check out the added 455 new words here: Merriam Webster
In an interview with Today, Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, Peter Sokolowski, provided an explanation as to how words are added.
“If a word is used frequently in publications such as The New York Times or The Atlantic, then it goes into the dictionary,” Sokolowski told TODAY Parents. “We need to see it appear in carefully edited prose over a period of time— and not just in memes and on social media.”
Full story here: Today