Selfie makes it into Scrabble dictionary

2014-08-05 12:53

Next time you sit down for a game of Scrabble, don’t waste your time snapping a selfie: if you have all the right letters, just play it as a word instead.

“Selfie”, “bromance” and “buzzkill” are three of the 5 000 new terms added to Merriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, the New York Daily News reports.

“These are words that have become part of the culture, part of the language and part of the dictionary,”

Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for Merriam-Webster, told the newspaper.

Among the other new pop culture words added are “chillax” and “frenemy”.

Other words you can now play on your Scrabble board include “texter” and “funplex” – an entertainment centre.

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