New Words Are Quickly Being Recognized

New Words Are Quickly Being Recognized

Dictionary imageNext time you play Scrabble there will be a large list of new words you can use. Hundreds are rapidly becoming acceptable in the English language. Politics, social injustice and the pandemic are fostering this ever growing group. in addition, older words are seeing their definitions revised. This story at NPR explains some of the changes being made at Dictionary.com, which is common source when searching word definitions on the Internet. Hundreds of new words were recently added and thousands of definitions have been updated. Some of the new words include nothingburger, whitesplain, bombogenesis and techlash. The article explains why definitions are changing and provides a list of additional new words.