Conservatives throw a tantrum over Merriam-Webster’s revised ‘racism’ definition
The new definition will aim to reflect the modern reality of racism.
On Jun 10, 2020 by Nahila Bonfiglio
‘They’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year
Searches for ‘they’ increased by 313% in 2019.
On Dec 10, 2019 by Alex Dalbey
Merriam-Webster recognizes use of singular ‘they’ for nonbinary people
Transphobes are mad because they don’t understand how language works.
On Sep 18, 2019 by Alex Dalbey
‘Feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year
2017 was an exceptional year for feminism, in the best (and worst) ways.
On Dec 12, 2017 by Samantha Grasso
Dictionary announces its Word of the Year: ‘Complicit’
It's a politically perfect fit for 2017.
On Nov 27, 2017 by Ana Valens
Merriam-Webster totally owned America during the debate
Did Clinton really call Trump a Demogorgon?
On Oct 10, 2016 by Austin Powell
Praise be: ‘Misgender,’ ‘woke,’ and ‘manspread’ are now in the dictionary
The latest Dictionary.com additions are an 'intersectional' dream.
On Jul 19, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara
Is a hot dog a sandwich? The great American debate resurfaces
Your BBQ just got controversial. Again.
On May 27, 2016 by Lauren L'Amie
Merriam-Webster disses Dictionary.com following heated exchange
On Apr 12, 2016 by David Britton
Web stars explain Dictionary.com’s newest words, from ‘yaaas’ to ‘on fleek’
Internet slang keeps entering official lexicons.
On Nov 18, 2015 by Rae Votta
How dictionary-makers are building an encyclopedia of Internet slang
But they might never make it into print.
On May 27, 2015 by Selena Larson
You’ll never guess which word just made it into the dictionary
This is epic.
On May 26, 2015 by Miles Klee
Dictionary.com adds ‘basic,’ ‘brogrammer,’ and ‘revenge porn’
Your vocabulary just got bigger.
On May 6, 2015 by Miles Klee
7 better choices for Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year
Culture? Nope, that's garbage. These are the most important words of 2014.
On Dec 16, 2014 by Miles Klee