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George Clooney photobombs Steven Spielberg, Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute 2013 Ambassadors for Humanity gala at the American Museum of Natural History on October 3, 2013 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute)

Merriam-Webster Adds 1,700 Entries, Including ‘Photobomb,’ ‘WTF’

The unabridged Merriam-Webster Dictionary has added 1,700 entries to its collection of words, including terms like “colony collapse disorder” and “net neutrality”, but also some web-speak acronyms like “NSFW” and “WTF.”

05/27/2015

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Merriam-Webster Names ‘Culture’ Word of the Year

A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture.

12/15/2014

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New Scrabble Dictionary To Include 5,000 New Words

The official Merriam-Webster Scrabble dictionary is getting its first major update in nearly a decade this week, and will see word additions like “selfie,” “hashtag” and “chillax.”

08/05/2014

File photo of a Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Capitalism And Socialism Wed As Words Of The Year

Thanks to the election, socialism and capitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Webster’s most looked-up words of 2012.

12/05/2012