The Scrabble dictionary is getting an #upgrade


Merriam Webster realeases new words to include in the Official Scrabble Players Dcitionary.

Here's your lexicographic update for the week.

Merriam-Webster has released some of the new words for the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, due out next Monday. Standard rules apply: the word must be found in a standard dictionary, it can't require capitalization, it can't have hyphens or apostrophes, and it can't be an abbreviation.

"Bromance," "chillax," "hashtag," and "selfie" are just a few of the words that are now challenge-proof.

Now what about "synergy" or "deliverables"?

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