Top 11 New Words In 2014 Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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The list of new words to enter the Merriam-Webster collegiate dictionary is here! Check out the Top 11 words hitting the books this year.

1. Selfie

Selfie
We all know what selfies are. They're the epitome of narcissim and the need for affirmation. But we love them anyway.

2. Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert
NOTHING sets the Internet ablaze quite like spoilers. Spoiler Alerts are just that: alerts that tell you to stop reading so you won't find out who died on Downton Abbey.

3. Unfriend

Unfriend
Unfriend-ing is the online equivalent of Mean Girls in the cafeteria letting their new outsider know she's no longer welcome at the table. Harsh!

4. Fangirl

Fangirl
Fangirl is a term used to describe "a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something." See also: Every 1D fan EVERYWHERE.

5. Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is the practice of letting other people fund your project, which is how the Veronica Mars movie came to be. Thank god for crowdfunding.

6. Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune
Once upon a time there was a celebutante named Paris Hilton. She wanted to be a singer. But she couldn't sing. Enter auto-tune, which only took her musical career so far...the end.

7. Baby Bump

Baby Bump
Double time for this picture: It's a baby bump shot AND a selfie. Baby bump is pretty obvious, yes? Okay, good.

8. Catfish

Catfish
You only THINK that hot chick you're in love with on the Internet is a hot chick. Welcome to the world of catfishing.

9. Brilliant

Brilliant
Thanks to the Brits for this one. You gave us "brilliant" AND an obsession with the Royal family.

10. Dubstep

Dubstep
Dubstep: a type of electronic dance music with a heavy bass and drum beat. If you don't like it, that's probably a sign you're old.

11. #Hashtag

#Hashtag
#Everyone #Loves #Hashtags. #Use #Them #For #Everything. #Trust #Us. #All #The #Cool #Kids #Do #It.

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