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ICYMI, pumpkin spice among new Merriam-Webster entries

 

September 9, 2022



Finding out that shrinkflation, adorkable, subvariant and even pumpkin spice are now officially in the dictionary might make you exclaim "Yeet!"

ICYMI, those are five of the 370 words and phrases that Merriam-Webster added to its dictionary this month, the publisher announced Wednesday. Oh yeah, ICYMI, short for "in case you missed it," was also added.

"Some of these words will amuse or inspire, others may provoke debate. Our job is to capture the language as it is used," Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large, said in a statement. "Words offer a window into our ever-changing l...



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