“Mouse Potato, Ringtone, Spyware” added to Dictionary!

Here we go again! Added to the 2006 update of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition… here’s the list:

Below you’ll find a sample of the nearly 100 new words and senses from the 2006 copyright version of the best-selling Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition—available this fall in bookstores everywhere. How many of these words are already a part of your vocabulary?

Technology and Computers
mouse potato
ringtone
spyware

Science and Medicine
avian influenza
biodiesel
gastric bypass

Pop Culture
soul patch
supersize

Entertainment and Leisure
labelmate
ollie
wave pool

The Human Condition
drama queen
unibrow

International
manga
qigong

Business and Industry
agritourism
big-box

Nature
aquascape
coqui

Miscellaneous
polyamory
sandwich generation

2006 marks the bicentennial anniversary of America’s first dictionary—Noah Webster’s A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language. To see what words were “new” in 1806, check out A Glossary of New Words in the special anniversary section of Merriam-Webster Online.

Merriam-Webster – New Words

Cool! Our language grows and adapts… even for geeks!

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