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Merriam-Webster Declares the ‘Word of the Year’ for 2014 — and Adds a Bunch of New Words to the Dictionary

May 27, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Here’s the list of the top 10 words of 2014, which was just released by the people who put out the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

  1. Culture
  2. Nostalgia
  3. Insidious
  4. Legacy
  5. Feminism
  6. Je ne sais quoi
  7. Innovation
  8. Surreptitious
  9. Autonomy
  10. Morbidity

The list, with “Culture” declared to be the word of the year, was included in a video report by AOL.

In addition to rolling out the Top 10 list, the editors have also added 1,700 new entries to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, including adding the phrases “colossal squid,” “colony collapse disorder,” “net neutrality,” “dark money,” “click fraud” and “sharing economy.”

The dictionary has also added the abbreviations WTF and NSFW.

The online world is heavily represented among the dictionary’s latest additions, which include “emoji,” “jegging,” “photobomb,” “clickbait” and “meme.” Also making their way into the book for the first time are “vocal fry,” “eggcorn,” “palliative care” and “neurofeedback.”

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