- The 6th edition of “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionariy” includes 300 new words.
- Words like “twerk” and “Sriracha” made the cut.
- Here are more of the wildest new words that are officially Scrabble approved.
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The 6th edition of “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” was released by Merriam-Webster last September and boasts 300 new words. It was last updated in 2014.
We’ve rounded up 21 of the most controversial new words that are officially Scrabble approved. That includes some that you could have sworn were already in there, like “zen” and “ew,” to words you might have never heard of, like “bokeh” or “aquafaba.” Plus, we included their definitions from the online Scrabble Dictionary.
Keep reading to see what words you need to add to your repertoire as soon as possible.
Ew – (interjection) used to express disgust
Sheeple – (noun) people likened to sheep
Twerk – (verb) to dance by shaking the buttocks while squatting
Yowza – (interjection) used to express surprise
Puggle – (noun) a kind of dog
Facepalm – (verb) to cover the face with the hand
Bizjet – (noun) a small aeroplane used for business
Nubber – (noun) a weakly hit ball
Sriracha – (noun) a spicy pepper sauce
Zomboid – (adjective) resembling zombies
Emoji – (noun) a small computer symbol used to express emotion
Zen – (noun) a state of calm attentiveness
Macaron – (noun) a cookie with filling in the middle
Cotija – (noun) a Mexican cheese
Arancini – (plural noun) balls of cooked rice
Schneid – (noun) a series of losses
Bibimbap – (noun) a dish of cooked rice and vegetables
Aquafaba – (noun) the liquid that results when beans are cooked in water
Hivemind – (noun) the shared ideas of a group
Bokeh – (noun) the blurred quality of a photograph
Bestie – (noun) a person who someone likes very much
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