"Xenophobia" is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year
'Xenophobia' is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year
By Barbara Gonzalez | 11/28/2016 - 11:30

Dictionary.com chose a very dark, but fitting word to best describe 2016: xenophobia.


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Merriam-Webster Adds "FOMO", 'TMI" & More Words to the Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Adds FOMO, TMI & More Words to the Dictionary
By Nichole Fratangelo | 04/25/2016 - 16:50

Those of you who aren't already on the FOMO train will soon know what it's all about, thanks to Merriam-Webster.


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Spanish Words We Wish They’d Add to the Dictionary
Spanish Words We Wish They’d Add to the Dictionary
By Nichole Fratangelo | 12/10/2014 - 14:02

OxfordDictionaries.com recently added more than 1,000 new words to its free online dictionary.


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Anchor Baby
"Anchor Baby": When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/13/2011 - 13:00

Millions of words roll off our tongues every day. We often times don’t think about the power of words, specifically the legitimacy we give a political position or social statement with the terms we choose to use. That is, until a scandal breaks.

Exhibit A: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language added “anchor baby,” along with 10,000 other words and phrases, to its latest edition.  The term was initially defined as:


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