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Earlier this week, we announced that we’d added hundreds of new words to the dictionary, including Google Glass, Obamacare, and many others.

But we’ve been wondering: what additional terms do you think we should add to Dictionary.com? Is there a slang expression you hear all the time (like binge-watch or brogrammer)? Have you seen an old word used in a new way (like pinch or the new use of because)? We’d love to hear about any and all encounters you’ve had with linguistic creativity. Let us know in the comments!

 

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  1. Akinyele Brandley -  April 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm

    To ‘Skype’ someone -(verb) to call a friend ; acquaintance ; loved one , via Skype.

    Usage: ” I’ll Skype you later,” or, “Skype me, I’ll be home in 20 minutes.”

    ‘Facebook’ me( verb) to message a friend.

    Usage : “Facebook me soon, or later.”

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  2. mimi ells -  April 11, 2014 - 7:32 am

    you should add the words from other languages -___-

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  3. wolf tamer and coal miner -  February 11, 2014 - 2:00 am

    I just discovered that “funner” and “funnest” are actually in Dictionary.com as informal comparative and superlative of the adjective “fun.” Maybe I should check to see whether a word is in the dictionary already before I suggest it…

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  4. Cody -  February 10, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Okay I just had to look through again (stupidly seeing as how most of the entries hurt my eyes and brain, they are that awful – dictionary.com should be ashamed of themselves for causing such a playground) and hard as it is to imagine that there is one that beat what I already remarked on, there is.

    To the person who wrote:
    “WHAT ABOUT (THUNK) PAST TENSE OF THOUGHT. E.G. I THUNK THATS WHY I IS.”

    (I’ll ignore that you have a broken caps lock key just as this won’t be nice anyway).
    A word can have more than one use. Surely you know this? Please tell me you know this? Thought is related to think and to make use of ‘your’ word (that use is ancient and even though not an official use it is well known) well, who would have ‘thunk’ (quotes because it is a word with more than one meaning but nothing to do with the topic) that thought is past tense of think? The funny thing is this very fact makes your word redundant: “The man thought he was going crazy.” would be using past tense. Shortly: there is absolutely no need for past tense of thought as it already is!

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  5. Cody -  February 6, 2014 - 8:47 am

    Oh dear me….

    Mary, who wrote:
    “Funly – (Fun+ly) – in a fun manner, adverb of fun”

    The word is funnily. Surely you’ve heard someone say “funnily enough” at least once? That’s one common usage of the word.

    And to the person who suggested “funnier” being in the dictionary. You’re absolutely right! Guess what though? It already _is_ in the dictionary and its a rather old word (older than you and your grandparents age combined).

    I didn’t read all the entries but I hope the cynic in me is wrong and there are no other ignorant entries (as above) but I doubt it… I’m not sure whether to laugh from the hilarity or just accept it as all too common in this day and age. Maybe both.

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  6. anonamus -  February 4, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Swag : the coolest word ever

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  7. anonamus -  February 4, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    Josh Hutcherson : Hottest man on the planet

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  8. Sherry Simons -  February 4, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Sonder – the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as one’s own

    Found in the Urban Dictionary and The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Thought to be an actual word by many and therefore has been adopted into modern vocabulary as such. Most definitely a real experience but with no official word to accompany it.

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  9. Wynter -  February 4, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    I believe “frindle” should be added. Make it a real word, not just something from a book that everyone read when they were little.

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  10. Gabrielle Hunter-Davis -  February 4, 2014 - 6:12 pm

    fugal- to flirt obsessively with some one

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  11. Gabrielle Hunter-Davis -  February 4, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    I think a word u should have is lumpatious!!!!! =^_^=

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  12. Taylor Swift -  February 4, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Januaryize-
    1) (verb) To mark the coming of a new season, year, month, day, etc. by decorating, redecorating, or changing something to either fit the new day, month, year, season, etc. or one needs a change and has decided to change on this particular day.

    Part of Speech: Verb
    Related Forms:
    Januaryized, adjective
    Januaryizing, verb
    Januaryizes, adjective
    Origin: American word made up by me

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  13. Krizia -  February 4, 2014 - 6:02 pm

    Lotionize or Lotionizing – VERB – when an individual applies lotion to a specific part of their body or all throughout their body.

    (ie). – Hey, what are you doing?
    – Nothing much, just lotionizing.
    OR
    – Can you give me some? *points to lotion* I would like to lotionize my arms.

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  14. Duaa Kamal -  February 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    You should add the word lumpatious.

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  15. S'up -  February 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    (slag)

    A form of hello or what is up.

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