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'Side-Eye,' 'Binge-Watch,' 'Ghost' have just been added to the dictionary

Plus, humblebrag and microagression. Around 1000 new words to integrate into your official vocabulary.
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Language is ever-evolving, changing, flowing, making room for us to make important and beautiful additions that define the human experience. You know, like "face-palm" and "binge-watch."

On Tuesday, Merriam-Webster announced that they added over 1,000 words to the dictionary, "including terms from recent advances in science, borrowings from foreign languages, and words from tech, medicine, pop culture, sports, and everything in between

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One of the additions is something we'll probably be doing a lot this year: "side-eye."

Merriam-Webster also proved its ever-constant wokeness by adding "micro aggression." You go, MW.

Here's a list of our favorite now-dictionary-official words:

  • Yowza (an exclamation of approvable, especially for something beautiful)
  • Ghost (as in when you end a relationship by just abruptly cutting off contact)
  • Snollygoster (an unprincipled person)
  • Humblebrag
  • Weak Sauce (unimpressive)
  • Food Insecure (unable to consistently access or afford adequate food)
  • Woo-Woo (supernatural)
  • Boo-Hoo (mock tears)
  • Bokeh (the blurriness of an unfocused photograph)

Scrabble sure got more fun.

 

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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