New words added to the dictionary
Sexting, F-bomb and cloud computing are among the new words added to the 11th edition of the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Some say it’s a sign of the evolving times. Some say it’s a continuation of the “dumbing down” of our language.
The Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary added about 100 new words and phrases this year. Some definitions of previously-published words were updated.
If you’ve ever been curious about brain cramps, life coaches or geocaching, now you can look up those terms in the dictionary. There was a time when e-readers, bucket lists and energy drinks didn’t exist. Now, those commonly-spoken terms are also officially defined.
Here’s a sample of the new dictionary words: