As usual, tech terms dominated the list. While Merriam-Webster might prefer you read rather than spend time binge-watching a TV show, it now recognizes the verb. Netflix show “Orange is the New Black” gets a shout-out in the definition, which the streaming service can now officially humblebrag about.
Ever trying to keep up with social media, the dictionary also added photobomb, ping and ghost as things you can now do to someone. Though the abbreviation NSFW was included, it’s safe to say Merriam-Webster’s list is work-appropriate.
A few more technical terms also made an appearance. It’s unclear what Donald Trump’s new FCC chairman thinks of the addition of net neutrality, but, given that Merriam-Webster has frequently thrown shade at the president, it’s unlikely it cares.
Don’t see your favorite term? Well, Merriam-Webster thinks that’s a first world problem.