Merriam-Webster just announced a bunch of new words they’re adding to the dictionary this year. The editors make their choices based on a word’s impact on the English language, and whether they believe it’s here to stay.
Here are some of the new additions:
1. FOMO. It’s the acronym for ‘Fear Of Missing Out.’ Here’s their definition. “Fear of not being included in something, such as an interesting or enjoyable activity, that others are experiencing.”
2. Meet-cute. “A cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners, as in a movie.”
3. Hella. “very, extremely.”
4. TMI. “Too much information.”
A few others that are also being added are Bitcoin, cold turkey, gastric banding, and wacky tobacco.
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