Merriam-Webster Adds “Froyo,” “Troll,” and More to the Dictionary

Merriam-Webster just announced a bunch of new words that they’ve added to their dictionary, which basically legitimizes them . . . for better or worse.  Here are some of the highlights . . .

1.  Pregame . . . “to begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity, such as a party or a night out.”

2.  Froyo . . . “frozen yogurt.”

3.  Sriracha . . . “a pungent sauce that is made from hot peppers pureed with usually garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar, and that is typically used as a condiment.”

4.  Front . . . “to assume a fake or false personality to conceal one’s true identity and character.”

5.  Schneid . . . “a slang term for a losing streak, as in sports.”

6.  Troll . . . “to harass, criticize, or antagonize someone, especially by provocatively disparaging or mocking public statements, postings, or acts.”

Some of the other words they added are open carry and concealed carry . . . alt-right and dog whistle . . . hive mind . . . ransomware and malware . . . and Internet of Things.








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