How Does a Word Get Into the Dictionary?


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.

Continue reading, get further links and a great infographic



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