Posted by: Jack Henry | February 16, 2017

Editor’s Corner: Words Added to Merriam-Webster, Part 1

Merriam-Webster recently added some words to the dictionary. In my next few posts, I’ll talk about some of these words.

boo-hoo: to weep loudly and with sobs

face-palm: to cover one’s face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperation

side- eye: a sidelong glance or gaze especially when expressing scorn, suspicion, disapproval, or veiled curiosity

walk back: to retreat from or distance oneself from (a previously stated opinion or position)

weak sauce: something inferior, ineffective, or unimpressive

And the word shade now includes this definition:

throw shade (US slang): to express contempt or disrespect for someone publicly especially by subtle or indirect insults or criticisms

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