Merriam-Webster recently added some new words to their dictionary including internet slang. Additions include emoji, meme, clickbait and my favorite, WTF.
Merriam-Webster just added “emoji,” “meme,” “WTF” and “clickbait” to the dictionary among 1,700 new words, meaning that the Internet has succeeded in ruining the English language.
In a blog post, Merriam-Webster noted that some of the new words are “kind of goofy” and some come from the “not-so-natural world,” including “net neutrality,” “dark money,” “click fraud,” “photobomb” and “NSFW.” We’ll take just a little credit: The entry for “jegging” includes a citation from a HuffPost article, and another citation for “clickbait” refers to “those seductive Huffington Post-esque headlines.”
Here are some of the new words added to Merriam-Webster:
Check out Merriam-Webster for more words added to their dictionary.