The Shade Continues! Merriam-Webster Adds One Thousand New Words To The Dictionary, Including One That Means ‘Unprincipled Politician’

Merriam Webster adds new words.

Merriam-Webster is a master of shade, so it’s no wonder they’ve added that particular word to the dictionary!

Besides “shade,” a thousand new words have been added, including “Seussian,” “binge-watch,” “humblebrag,” “side-eye,” “truther,” “ghost (as a verb),” and “prosopagnosia.”

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The dictionary also teamed up with GIPHY to tweet some helpful GIFs to explain the newly added words:

And then there’s this master class in shading:

Gee, we wonder which “unprincipled politician” they’re referring to! LOLz!

Lisa Schneider, Chief Digital Officer & Publisher at Merriam-Webster, said:

“This is a significant addition of words to our dictionary, and it reflects both the breadth of English vocabulary and the speed with which that vocabulary changes.”

Hurray for new words!

Feb 8, 2017 1:02am PDT

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