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Selfie, hashtag, and unfriend now valid words in dictionary

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is now on its 11th edition and they have added new words including selfie, hashtag, and tweep among other things. Now you can use these words even in formal letters without getting a raise of an eyebrow.

selfie dictionary

There are a total of 150 new words and phrases that have been added to the latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. Some of which are social media-related like “unfriend”, “hot spot” which refers to a place where Wi-Fi is available, and “spoiler alert”. But one of the new words that caught our attention is “ “turducken” – a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey.

The list goes on with these new terms (some are common, some you don’t know even existed) so check it out if you want to know the latest words which are now officially valid.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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3 Responses

  1. Evo Garcia says:

    Sali nyo din ang salitang KANTOT.

  2. bern says:

    a computer vernacular words that accepted by masses and became norm for commoners.

  3. Hen-Sheen says:

    Welcome to the “21st Century Breakdown!” Hashtag? You mean Numsign? It’s such an Anachronism!

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