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SCRABBLE Has Added New Words To It's Dictionary

Posted August 6th, 2014 @ 5:02am by Chilli Amar



Roughly 5,000 new words have been included in the Fifth Edition of The Official SCRABBLE Player’s Dictionary, put out by Merriam-Webster. And some of them are words I wish would just go away.

This is the Scrabble bible’s first big update in nearly a decade, and it comes just days before the national Scrabble championships in Buffalo, N.Y. on Aug. 9th.

The new dictionaries will be on sale this week, with updated apps available later this month, and here are a few the new words that are now considered “acceptable”:

BROMANCE (n. pl. -S) a close nonsexual relationship between men

BUZZKILL (n. pl. -S) one that has a depressing or negative effect

CHILLAX (v. -ED, -ING) -ES to calm down

DUBSTEP (n. pl. -S) a type of electronic dance music

FRENEMY (n. pl. -MIES) one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy

HASHTAG (n. pl. -S) a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that categorizes the accompanying text

MIXTAPE (n. pl. -S) a compilation of songs recorded from various sources

SCHMUTZ (n. pl. -ES) dirt, grime

SELFIE (n. pl. -S) an image of oneself taken by oneself using a phone camera

VLOG (v. VLOGGED, VLOGGING, VLOGS) to blog video material




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