ICYMI: New words added to the dictionary

If you have a bad case of FOMO, this article might help you feel better.

 

If you have a bad case of FOMO, this article might help you feel better.

FOMO -- also known as the acronym for "fear of missing out" -- as well as many other words were just added to the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary.

The 2,000 recent additions reflected the younger generation's lingo. Another widely used acronym like ICYMI ( standing for "in case you missed it") was thrown into the dictionary, too. And the gender-neutral honorific of Mx. was added -- for those who don't feel they should need to choose between Mr. and Ms.

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Here are a few other words or phrase you may recognize that were added:

  • Bitcoin
  • Cold case
  • Cold turkey
  • Dox
  • Fit and flare
  • Hella
  • Nomophobia
  • Revenge porn
  • TMI
  • Wacky tobacky

Merriam-Webster's editors tend to add words if they think they have "staying power," meaning they aren't fleeting terms that no one will remember come a decade later.

Thank goodness "waggle dance" made the cut.

See the definitions of some of the new words here: http://bit.ly/1SuKSWp.