Posted by: Jack Henry | May 4, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Get your athleisure on!

According to a blog on Merriam-Webster’s unabridged website, more than 1,400 new terms and phrases were added to the unabridged version of the dictionary. Here are a few of the new words:

athleisure: casual clothing designed to be worn for exercising and for general use

nomophobia: fear of being without access to a working cell phone

dox: to publicly identify or publish private information about (someone) especially as a form of punishment or revenge

microlending: the lending of money in small amounts to impoverished individuals and groups who are unable to obtain loans from mainstream banks

waggle dance: a series of figure-eight movements performed by a bee to indicate the direction and abundance of a distant food source

dipsogenic: producing thirst

urban fantasy: a genre of imaginative fiction featuring supernatural characters or elements in an urban setting

meet-cute: a cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners (as in a movie)

TMI (abbreviation): too much information

FOMO: fear of missing out

hella (adverb): very, extremely

hella (adjective): a lot of

wacky tobacky: marijuana

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