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2014-12-15 08:25:52

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriam-Webster Inc., America's leading dictionary publisher, has announced its top ten Words of the Year for 2014.

2014-08-05 12:26:25

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 6, under license from Hasbro, Inc.

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2014-05-20 06:34:07

On Monday, Mirriam-Webster released its list of the 150 new words being added to America's best known dictionary in 2014. Most of these words reflect an intersection of popular culture and technology, such as "selfie," "hashtag," "steampunk," "Auto-tune" and "paywall."

2014-05-19 12:25:38

HASHTAG #MW2014NewWords SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hashtag, selfie, and tweep join over 150 new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster's

Word of the Day
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.