Merriam-Webster Adds 455 New Words To Dictionary


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Merriam-Webster dictionary has add 455 new words to the dictionary, editors announced Wednesday.

"Dad bod", "deplatform", and "fluffernutter" are three words that have been officially added to the dictionary. Now - if you do not know what any of these words mean, the Conway Crew has got you covered!

  • "Dad bod" means "a physique regarded as typical of an average father; especially: one that is slightly overweight and not extremely muscular."
  • "Deplatform" is "to remove and ban (a registered user) from a mass communication medium - such as social networking or blogging website."
  • "Fluffernutter" is a "sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme"

Merriam-Webster said in a statement:

"New terms and new uses for existing terms are the constant in a living language, and our latest list brings together both new and likely familiar words that have shown extensive and established use,"

In addition to those three words, "TBH", "digital nomad", "breakthrough", "long COVID", "vote-a-rama", "horchata", "air fryer", "ghost kitchen", "chicharron", "goetta", and "fouth trimester" were also added to the dictionary.

The dictionary company discussed having a variety of new food terms added to their dictionary. The company said:

"Many new food terms come from the cuisines of cultures that speak a language other than English, but this batch also features a venerable and all-American regionalism, along with new ways of cooking and organizing food preparation,"

Interestingly enough - the 2020 word of the year was... "pandemic". Surprising, right!


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