As the English language evolves, so must the dictionary. In a never-ending effort to keep its collection of acceptable words current, Merriam-Webster recently added a whopping 640 new words to the dictionary.
Keeping up with the digital age of social media and texting, several millennial favorites have been added (stan and buzzy). And many words aren’t new, but have new meanings (snowflake) or are used together to create new compound terms (on-brand).
There are new words from science and medicine due to recent discoveries, procedures and theories, and words evolved from how business is conducted (gig economy).