‘FOMO’, ‘Hella’ Plus 2,000 Other Words Added To The Dictionary
It's not a legit word if it's not in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Merriam-Webster announced 2,000 new additions to the dictionary including "FOMO", "Hella" and "athleisure", just to name a few.
Some of the other insanely millenial words gracing us with their presence in the new dictionary are "revenge porn", "wacky tobacky", "fit and flare" and "urban fantasy". Don't worry not all of the 2,000 additions were completely ridiculous. You'll see words like "cognitive map", "cold case", "farm share" and "microlending" on the list.
The word "nomophobia" was also added to the dictionary. Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. I get it, I freak out when I lose my phone or my battery is at 5%. But given that "FOMO", "TMI", and "ICYMI" -- all texting abbreviations -- were also added to the dictionary it makes me think our society has some serious attachment to their phones. I can't complain though, because I'm definitely guilty of being phone-obsessed, but I can safely say I have never used "FOMO", "TMI" or "ICYMI" in any of my texts.
All I want to know is when will Miscrosoft Word start considering these words legit? I'm over thinking everything I write is misspelled. Seriously, you should have seen the amount of red underlined words on this post!
You can check out more of the new additions to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary here.