Extract from Writers Digest Site:
It’s not uncommon for 1,500–2,000 new words to be added to the dictionary every year.
While most additions we barely register (“cold turkey,” “meet-cute”), others (“FOMO,” “hella,” “ICYMI”) can seem less … dictionary-y.
To find out just how words nab the high honor of being dictionaried, we went to the pros at Merriam-Webster.
The process, it turns out, is not all that complicated.