25 New Words Added to the Dictionary for 2021
Word nerds, unite! Merriam-Webster added more than 500 definitions to the dictionary this year. Which one is your favorite?
18 Portmanteau Words You Never Thought Of
Love going out for brunch, staying at motels, or playing Pokémon? We bet you didn't know that all these words...
Equality vs. Equity: What’s the Difference?
Maybe you've interchanged the words "equity" and "equality" in conversation—but they don't, in fact, mean the same thing.
50+ Acronym Examples and Texting Abbreviations
Abbreviations and acronyms are meant to make communication easier. But who can keep track of what they all mean? Well,...
What Does ICYMI Mean?
You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?
Yes, There’s Actually a Difference Between the Terms “Dinner” and “Supper...
If your grandparents or parents used the term "supper," there's a good chance your ancestors were farmers.
“Bald-Faced” or “Bold-Faced”: Which Is Correct?
These expressions are both used to describe a blatant lie—but are they interchangeable, or is only one of them correct?
12 Funniest New Words Added to the Dictionary in 2020
From puggle to nothingburger, these are the silliest words that were made official this past year.
12 Everyday Expressions You Didn’t Realize Were Sexist
Words are only one of the many tools the patriarchy uses to keep women down.
What Does “P.S.” Stand For?
When we add an afterthought to the end of our letters or emails, why do we preface it with these...
Among vs. Between: What’s the Difference?
What's a small grammatical difference among friends! Or is it something different when it's between friends?
Sneaked vs. Snuck: Which Is Correct?
What's the one thing that's more sneaky than a teenager, loophole, and a surprise fine combined? The difference between sneaked...
All of a Sudden vs. All of the Sudden: Which Is Correct?
You've been using the phrase "all of a sudden" with confidence. Now "all of the sudden," it's not so clear...
Farther vs. Further: What’s the Difference?
How far would you go to figure out the difference between further and farther? Look no further—we've got your answer.
Systemic vs. Systematic: What’s the Difference?
Here's the difference between these two words that are often used interchangeably even though they have different meanings.
15 Slang Words You Didn’t Know Were in the Dictionary
English is an ever-evolving language, so as words make their way into the mainstream, they also make it into the...
Why the Dictionary Used to Include a Word That Never Existed
Unfortunately, the word "dord" isn't a synonym for "density."
23 New Slang Words You’ll Be Hearing More of in 2020
Yolt is the new yeet. Brush up on these unofficial vocab words.
Can You Answer These 14 Dictionary Questions from Jeopardy!?
We curated a quiz of JEOPARDY! clues for logophiles to test your knowledge of words from the dictionary.