Merriam-Webster Added 370 New Words

Merriam-Webster just added 370 new words and phrases to its dictionary, including one we've heard a lot the past month . . . "PUMPKIN SPICE." Here are a few more worth mentioning . . .


1.  Side hustle: work performed for income supplementary to one's primary job


2.  Metaverse: a persistent virtual environment that allows access to and interoperability of multiple individual virtual realities


3.  Laggy: having a delayed or slow response


4.  Space force: the military organization of a nation for space warfare


5.  Yeet: slang used to express surprise, approval, or excited enthusiasm


6.  Video doorbell: a small security camera that is designed for use on an exterior door


7.  Magnet fishing: the sport or hobby of using a strong magnet attached to the end of a rope to find metal objects in bodies of water


8.  Janky:  of very poor quality


9.  Sus: slang for suspicious or suspect


10.  Subvariant:  one of two or more distinctive forms or types of the same variant. 


11. LARP: It stands for live-action role-playing


12.  Galentine's Day:  a holiday observed on February 13th as a time to celebrate friendships, especially among women


13.  Plant-based:  consisting primarily or entirely of food derived from plants


14.  Baller: excellent, exciting, or extraordinary, especially in a way that's suggestive of a lavish lifestyle


15.  Adorkable: socially awkward or quirky in a way that is endearing. 




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