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2014-08-05 12:26:25

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 6, under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), Merriam-Webster, America's leading language reference publisher, will release the Fifth Edition of The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, marking the dictionary's first major update in nearly a decade. More than 5,000 new words will be added to the dictionary making them officially playable in the game, including GEOCACHE, a word chosen by fans in the SCRABBLE Word Showdown...

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2014-05-20 06:34:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year, the major dictionaries (Oxford English Dictionary, Mirriam-Webster, etc.) add new words that have gained in popularity. For example, in 1998, "D'oh!" from the Simpsons was added to the Oxford English Dictionary with a very official sounding definition to explain this word that essentially meant "oh that was stupid" in common usage. On Monday, Mirriam-Webster released its list of the 150 new words being added to America's...

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 Collegiate® Dictionary in 2014, available now in print and online at Merriam-Webster.com. These new additions to America's best-selling dictionary reflect the growing influence technology is having on human endeavor, especially social networking, once done mostly in person....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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