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‘Hashtag’ & ‘Selfie’ Among New Scrabble Dictionary Words

Merriam-Webster_dictionary(CNN) — Hashtag… selfie… geocache. These are just a few of the new words that will appear in the new edition of Scrabble’s official dictionary.

Publisher Merriam-Webster said that the latest edition of the game’s dictionary, the first in nearly a decade, includes 5,000 new words. Other new words include “emo,” “bling,” “mixtape” and “beatbox.”

The co-president of the North American Scrabble Players’ Association said that the additions “go a long way toward bringing us closer to the language as it is currently spoken.”

The new dictionary is now on sale.


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