Net neutrality, meme, emoji and photobomb are among a handful of technology-related words used in pop culture which received the Merriam-Webster stamp of approval as they’ve recently been added to the online dictionary.
Over 1 700 entries under other categories such as finance, nature and so on were also added to the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary last week, while existing terms have been expanded by 700 new senses and 3 200 new examples to give broader context.
Most of the newly added words are nouns, while others, like NSFW (not safe for work) and WTF (what the f*%k) are abbreviations.
Here’s the list of all the featured technical words:
- click fraud
- net neutrality
- click bait
The last time the Merriam-Webster dictionary added popular technical terms was in May 2014 when tweep, selfie, hashtag and crowdfunding made their official debut.