Merriam-Webster Adds 850 New Words

posted by Gary Cee -

I'm a word guy.  I write crossword puzzles as a hobby and I'm lucky enough to sell them to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.  It's what I do at night, when I'm away from the radio station.

So I'm happy to see that the people at Merriam-Webster have announced their new words for 2018.   There are a ton of new ones. "Cryptocurrency" is a noun for digital money.  "Wordie" is a word lover. "Harissa" is a spicy North African chili paste.  A "yorkie-poo" is a cross between a yorkshire terrier and a poodle.  A "silver alert" is when an elderly person goes missing.  There are a lot more new ones you can read about at the link.

Here's the link to Merriam-Webster

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