Merriam-Webster Adds 150 New Words for 2011 Including Tweet, Bromance and Parkour

Posted on August 31, 2011

Merriam-Webster has added 150 new words to its 2011 Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Some of the new words include tweet, bromance, parkour, helicopter parent, fist bump, duathlon, walk-off, crowdsourcing, social media and robocall. The word tweet already existed, but it now has two meanings in the dictionary. The two definitions are "a chirping note" and "a post made on the Twitter online message service."

Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's Editor at Large, gives an overview of some of the new words in this video. Take a look:


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