New Words and Definitions Debut in the Dictionary
If you are sitting in your “man cave” going over your “bucket list” while consuming a “craft beer” you may be at risk of becoming “obesogenic”. If those highlighted words seem strange then maybe you should pick up the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. They are among the 25 new words and definitions added to the company’s latest edition. Check out some of the other “newbies”.
aha moment n (1939): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension
brain cramp n (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment
game changer n (1993): a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way
gassed adj (1919) … 2 slang: drained of energy: SPENT, EXHAUSTED
tipping point n (1959): the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place
toxic adj (1664) … 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market
underwater adj (1672) … 3: having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth
For the full list of new words and definitions click here.