LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The official Merriam-Webster Scrabble dictionary is getting its first major update in nearly a decade, and will see word additions like “selfie,” “hashtag” and “chillax.”
Other new words in the fifth edition will include: geocache, beatbox, frenemy, joypad, mixtape, mojito, ponzu, soju, sodku, texter, vodcast, vlog and yuzu.
“Language is constantly evolving and new words are added to Merriam-Webster dictionaries on an ongoing basis,” said Editor at Large for Merriam-Webster Peter Sokolowski in a statement.
“The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary now includes favorite words from the past decade, making game play even more entertaining and relevant,” added Jonathan Berkowitz, Vice President of Global Brand Strategy & Marketing at Hasbro.
The new dictionary will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday.
Worth a mention is a potentially 401-point word mentioned in the news release that will also be included in the fifth edition: “Quinzhee.” For those who don’t know, that’s a shelter made by hollowing out a pile of snow.