Word of the Year: w00t

Posted on January 8, 2008

Merriam-Webster has named its 2007 words of the year. The #1 word is w00t which is technically written with two zeros in the middle of the letters but many people write it as woot using the letter "o" instead of zeros. Woot is an expression of excitement that originated with gamers. Merriam-Webster says w00t is the "ultimate word of gaming celebration." The interjection is now used frequently online and can often be seen in blog and forum comments. The Urban Dictionary's entry for w00t contains this example of w00t usage: "I passed my test! Woot!"

Here's the top ten words of the year from Merriam-Webster.

These are the words for the online Merriam-Webster Open Dictionary. It contains words that are not include in the print edition. As Wired notes if w00t can make it then pwned (another term that originated with online gaming) probably can too.

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