New Words

November 6, 2017
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Merriam-Webster regularly adds new words and phrases to its online dictionary. In September, the dictionary expanded once again. More than 250 new words and phrases were added. Some of the words and phrases have been around for many years. Others are newer. Here, three of the new additions are defined and used in a sentence. Which would you like to add to your vocabulary?

BUNNY: in basketball, an easy shot, such as a layup, taken close to the basket

Vanessa missed two bunnies in the first quarter.

FROYO: frozen yogurt

After dinner, we had strawberry froyo for dessert.

HIVE MIND: the collective thoughts, ideas, and opinions of a group of people (such as Internet users) regarded as functioning together as a single mind

Lisa went on social media to ask the hive mind what to do in New Orleans.