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The Merriam-Webster has updated its collegiate dictionary. Here are some of the new entries which were listed by associate editor Kory Stamper in The Daily Beast:
man cave n. (1992):
a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities.
sexting n. (2007):
the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cellphone
game changer n. (1993):
a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. (Popularised by Hillary Clinton)
gastropub n. (1996):
a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality
bucket list n. (2006):
a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying (Took off after the 2006 movie The Bucket List)
underwater adj. (1672):
having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth
cloud computing n. (2006):
the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the internet
aha moment n. (1939):
a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension. (The phrase is quite old but was popularised by Oprah Winfrey)
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