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The most-looked up words in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary give us a peek into the most confusing words in the English language.
Some words are staples of the English lexicon whereas others come and go. Here are the words that entered popular use the year you were born.
Words like "nationalism," "pansexual," and "laurel" from the notorious "laurel or yanny" debate were some of the most looked-up words of 2018.
People looked up "justice" 74% more than they did in 2017 as it was at the heart of many national conversations in 2018, the dictionary said.
‘OK’ was just added to the Scrabble dictionary, and experts are saying it could change how Scrabble is played
Scrabble players can now play the word "OK," according to the latest update to the Scrabble dictionary released on Monday. Not everyone agrees with the decision, but there's no question it will change Scrabble strategy for expert players.
The dictionary is a living document that changes as our language does. Every year, new words are created and added to the dictionary. Merriam-Webster added 850 words and definitions to the dictionary in March 2018. Here are 10 words you didn’t know were part of the dictionary.
From fidget spinners to feminism, 2017 was a year unlike any other. Here are the nine words of the year.
The unusual word left many people scratching their heads, and Google searches for "dotard" went through the roof.
Merriam-Webster just added alt-right, froyo, and ransomware to the dictionary, along with these other words
Merriam-Webster added more than 250 words to its dictionary on Monday, drawing from politics, sports, business, technology, and other fields.
Merriam-Webster added the word "embiggen" to its pages on Monday, 22 years after it was coined for an episode of "The Simpsons."