Just in time for the new school year, Merriam-Webster Dictionary recently released the list of new words and definitions it added to its annual edition, according to our media partners at WISN 12 News.
Slang and social media-speak are included in a big way, and parents will be pleased to note that so is Miley Cyrus' signature dance move, twerking (verb).
Other new entries:
- derp, exclamation: used as a substitute for speech regarded as meaningless or stupid, or to comment on a stupid or foolish action.
- selfie, noun: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
- SRSLY, adverb: short for seriously
- food baby, noun: a protuding stomach caused by eating a large quantity of food and resembling that of a woman in the early stages of pregnancy.