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They are now officially words of the English lexicon

Merriman-Webster now recognizes gastropubs, craft beers, and energy drinks in the dictionary.

Merriam-Webster has released the top 25 new words added to the English mainstream dictionary, and while the rest of the 100 new words are being kept under wraps, it seems drink and food still are major players in making new vocabulary official.

Of the top 25, three are drink-related: Craft beer, gastropub, and energy drink.

Funnily enough, each term has a date next to it, showing just how dated some words are. Energy drink, for example, first popped up in 1904, and is defined as "a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker's energy."

Craft beer was properly associated to microbrew (n), while gastropub was defined as, "a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality."

Other words that are favorites on the list? Man cave, defined as, "a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities." See also: Sports bar.

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'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth


'Sexting', 'F-bomb', 'craft beer' among new Merriam Webster dictionary entries

"Sexting", "F-bomb", and "craft beer" are among the new entries this year in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "Craft beer" is defined as " a specialty beer produced in limited quantities." That's a pretty broad definition, and the definition of craft is constantly evolving, but the inclusion indicates it's become the established term.

The rest of the new entries are below:

aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension

brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006): a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009): a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986): a specialty beer produced in limited quantities: MICROBREW

earworm n (1802) 1: CORN EARWORM 2: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind

energy drink n (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy

e-reader n (1999): a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988): . used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998): one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) . 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED

gastropub n (1996): a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000): a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986): an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859): something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986): promoting excessive weight gain: producing obesity

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998): of a construction project or site: ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982): the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) . 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) . 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth



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