Say What? 2022 saw some crazy new words added to the dictionary
Words have power, words have meaning, and words can be, well weird. 2022 just wrapped up and I wondered about what new words were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Some of these words are ones that once they get used enough Merriam-Webster adds them even if they seem to make no sense to you and I. You'll see lots of slang words that get added each year as they become part of our lexicon. So here are some of the more crazy words added in 2022.
Adorkable - socially awkward or quirky in a way that is endearing
Cringe - so embarrassing, awkward, etc. as to cause one to cringe
Janky - of very poor quality
Lewk - a fashion look that is distinctive to the wearer and that is noticeable and memorable to others
MacGyver - to make, form, or repair (something) with what is conveniently on hand
Metaverse - a persistent virtual environment that allows access to and interoperability of multiple individual virtual realities
Pumpkin Spice - a mixture of usually cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and often allspice that is commonly used in pumpkin pie
Shrinkflation - the practice of reducing a product's amount or volume per unit while continuing to offer it at the same price
Sus - slang for “suspicious” or “suspect”
Yeet - to throw especially with force and without regard for the thing being thrown
Now go out there and impress your friends by using them all in one sentence!