Top Ten Words Not in the Dictionary

Posted on May 31, 2005

Merriam Webster's website has created a top ten list of people's favorite words that are not in the dictionary. Merriam Webster says its editors combed through thousands of word submissions to come up with this list. The list includes:

  • ginormous (adj): bigger than gigantic and bigger than enormous
  • woot (interj): an exclamation of joy or excitement
  • phonecrastinate (v): to put off answering the phone until caller ID displays the incoming name and number
  • snirt (n): snow that is dirty, often seen by the side of roads and parking lots that have been plowed
  • chillax (v): chill out/relax, hang out with friends

    Remember: these words are NOT in the dictionary, so don't give your editor a ginormous headache by using them.

    Note: Merriam-Webster has since added woot and ginormous to the dictionary. We hope they never add the awful "phonecrastinate."



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