OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dictionary.com today announced its latest new words addition, updating more than 15,000 entries in the company’s largest release to date. The release includes 650 brand new entries, along with thousands of new and revised definitions, etymologies, and pronunciations. From dictionary-wide changes that highlight the evolution of the English language over time, including the addition of whole-person language for suicide and addiction, to new additions that capture trends in culture and technology, the update reflects a significant year of change as seen through language.
“The work of a dictionary is more than just adding new words. It’s an ongoing effort to ensure that how we define words reflects changes in language—and life,” said John Kelly, Senior Editor at Dictionary.com. “Among our many new entries are thousands of deeper, dictionary-wide revisions that touch us on our most personal levels: how we talk about