Merriam-Webster just announced this year's newest words that will be added to the dictionary for 2014!

Here's some of our favorite ones that earned a place in the big red book!


baby bump (n., 2003): the enlarged abdomen of a pregnant woman

brilliant (adj., new sense): British: very good, excellent

catfish (n., new sense): a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes

fangirl (n., 1934): a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something

freegan (n., 2006): an activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources

hot spot (n., new sense): a place where a wireless Internet connection is available

selfie (n., 2002): an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera esp. for posting on social networks.

spoiler alert (n., 1994): a reviewer’s warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed

turducken (n., 1982): a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey


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