F-Bomb: Webster’s Adds New Words to Dictionary

    The new version of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is out, and it has about 100 new additions.

    FOX News Radio’s Lisa Lacerra has a few of the newly recognized words:

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    It’s finally made it into the dictionary:


    …Just one of about 100 new words and phrases now in the pages of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.  The origins, traced back to 1988, in a Newsday article with now-deceased New York Mets’ catcher Gary Carter, who told the reporter he had given up that word and other profanities.

    Some other words in the updated dictionary:

    Sexting, Flexitarian, Obesogenic, Energy drink

    The Springfield, Massachusetts-based company overhauls the Collegiate Dictionary about every decade, in addition to yearly upgrades.

    Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.