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Webster’s Dictionary Is Adding Over 150 New Words To It’s ‘Collegiate Dictionary’

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As times change, so too does the dictionary. Each and every year Webster’s Dictionary adds words to its list. This year they are adding a particular word that has its roots here in south Louisiana.

Some of the words added to the “Collegiate Dictionary” surround the age we are in now—the technology age. Here are just a few of the words added that surround technology:

  1. Hashtag
  2. Selfie
  3. Hot Spot
  4. Auto Tune
  5. Dubstep
  6. E-Waste (which is anything tech-related that you throw away)
  7. Social Networking
  8. Catfish (as in someone “catfishes” you online, & pretends to be someone they’re really not)
  9. Spoiler Alert
  10. Tweep (someone who uses Twitter)

Away from technology, Webster’s is also adding a few other words to it’s dictionary and one particular word’s roots are from right here in south Louisiana. Here are a few other words that are being added to the “Collegiate Dictionary.”

  1. Baby Bump
  2. Fracking
  3. Freegan (one who scavenges for free food in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants)
  4. Yooper (a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula)
  5. Turducken (a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey—yup, straight from south LOUISIANA!!)

For more words added to the dictionary visit Merriam-Webster

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