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Clickbait is new word in dictionary


Did you know that dictionaries add hundreds of new words to their lexicons each year?

Merriam-Webster added 1,700 new words to its pages. The Oxford Dictionary legitimized 1,000 new words. And the popular Website,, added 150 new words to its vocabulary.

Among the words that made the cut are “fleek,” which means well-groomed, “awesomesauce,” a new way to say excellent, and “sapiosexual.” That last one is used to describe men or women who prefer intelligence over physical appearance in their partners.

“Clickbait,” of course, means an enticing headline you might...

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