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Word of the Day, facts and observations on language, lookup trends, and wordplay from the editors at Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Springfield, MA
Joined on December 15, 2009
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Inside 100 Tweets

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6. in country United States and category Books

16. in category Books

193. in country United States and category Entertainment

670. in category Entertainment

Fun Fact

While the average religious leader can expect one retweet for every 500 followers, the average musician only sees one retweet for every 30,000 followers.

The word ‘they’ - was looked up 313% more this year than last. - had a new sense added in September. - is increasingly common in both public and personal communication. ‘They’ is our 2019 #WordOfTheYear.

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'Putid': rotten, worthless 'Nefandous': unfit to be spoken of 'Maleficent': productive of harm or evil

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Before you go a-wassailing...

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Today is Frank Sinatra's birthday anniversary. One of the songs he recorded and performed, "Too Marvelous for Words," has the lines: You’re much too much And just too very, very To ever be in Webster’s Dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/sinatra-centennial-too-marvelous-for-words …?

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'Peek': 👀 a furtive look 'Peak': ⛰ the highest point or greatest degree 'Pique': 😠 a transient feeling of wounded vanity

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We show you a picture of an animal. You tell us the name of an animal. Maybe they match.

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The split infinitive, or: an aversion handed to us by early-19th-century grammarians

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We'll make you wicked smaht.

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Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'belle epoque' https://s.m-w.com/2PnqrRL 

Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'belle epoque' https://s.m-w.com/2PnqrRL 

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Read this by yourself, quietly.

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'Flammable': 🔥🔥🔥 'Inflammable': 🔥🔥🔥 English speakers: 😡😡😡

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'Cheer' is a loanword from Anglo-French, which is itself derived from Medieval Latin 'cara' and probably Greek 'kara.' All three source words mean "face."

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ok so it's not summer but maybe you need to pick up a book or two to get you through the holidays with family... we got you

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Which of these words are related? Which are here just to confuse and upset you? Which fit both categories?

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Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'sodden' https://s.m-w.com/2MHX2Qo 

Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'sodden' https://s.m-w.com/2MHX2Qo 

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Join editor @PeterSokolowski as he explains the data and decisions behind our #WordOfTheYear process:

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For more information on our #WordOfTheYear pick:

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Along with 'they,' our #WordOfTheYear shortlist includes 'quid pro quo' (from the Trump/Ukraine investigation) and 'camp' (from this year's Met Gala). https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/word-of-the-year/ …

Along with 'they,' our #WordOfTheYear shortlist includes 'quid pro quo' (from the Trump/Ukraine investigation) and 'camp' (from this year's Met Gala). https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/word-of-the-year/ …

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Hello! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'reiterate' https://s.m-w.com/340QfHq 

Hello! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'reiterate' https://s.m-w.com/340QfHq 

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