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May 27, 2015

'Jegging,' 'meme' and 'photobomb' among words added to dictionary

Entertainment Linguistics
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Merriam-Webster recently announced the addition of more than 1,700 entries to its dictionary, including words such as "meme" and "photobomb."

Many of the new additions reflect trends in technology and culture. Entries like "net neutrality" and "click fraud" refer to Internet issues, while others like "colossal squid" reflect the natural world.

Among the words added to the dictionary is "jegging," referring to the "tight-fitting pair of jeans" that is "made of a stretchable fabric."


Other additions include abbreviations such as "NSFW" (not safe/suitable for work) and "WTF" (what the f***).

See more newly added words here.