Webster Dictionary Now Includes Troll & Dog Whistle

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Merriam-Webster is updating its dictionary releasing more than  250 new words and definitions. The list includes several words that add  to the current political climate. One word is "troll." It once meant a  giant who roamed in Scandinavian folklore, but now Webster says the new  definition is to "antagonize (others) online by deliberately posting  inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive  content."

And then there's "dog whistle." It was first meant as a whistle for  dogs inaudible to humans. Now, it's new political twist is "an  expression or statement that has a secondary meaning intended to be  understood only by a particular group of people."

  • Other entries include “sriracha,” "alt-right," "concealed carry" and "open carry." To see a complete list, CLICK HERE.

Source: Merriam-Webster

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