Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary adds 150 new words, phrases

The English dictionary is keeping up with today’s digitally social world. The newest edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is now recognizing 150 new words and

Additions include social media, hashtag, selfie, tweep and

Additions include social media, hashtag, selfie, tweep and spoiler alert.

NEW YORK - The English dictionary is keeping up with today’s digitally social world. 

The newest edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is now recognizing 150 new words and phrases. 

Additions include social media, hashtag, selfie, tweep and spoiler alert. 

A few others you'll find in the dictionary's 11th edition are Yooper, fracking and e-waste. 

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