Merriam-Webster adds 250 new words including ‘sriracha’ and ‘alt-right’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  The next time you open up the Merriam-Webster Dictionary you might notice 250 new words.

A few of the newly added political words include “alt-right,” which is defined as “a right-wing primarily online political movement or grouping based in the U.S. whose members reject mainstream conservative politics…” The term “dog whistle,” is a coded expression understood by a particular group.

Words on the fun side include the term “froyo” and “bunny,” which is a basketball term for an easy shot taken close to the basket.

The dictionary also added “sriracha,” and defined it as a “pungent sauce that is made from hot peppers pureed with usually garlic, sugar, salt and vinegar and that is typically used as a condiment.”

To see the other words that were added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary click here. 

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