Scrabble added 300 new words to its dictionary — these are the 22 most controversial ones you can use to win

Betsssssy/FlickrMerriam-Webster released the sixth edition of “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.’
  • 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.


OK

OK – (adjective) all right


Ew

John Pratt/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesGross.

Ew – (interjection) used to express disgust


Sheeple

J. Bicking/ShutterstockWake up, sheeple.

Sheeple – (noun) people likened to sheep


Twerk

Twerk – (verb) to dance by shaking the buttocks while squatting


Yowza

Disney/LucasfilmTotal shock.

Yowza – (interjection) used to express surprise


Puggle

Elizabeth Winterbourne/ShutterstockPuggles are a mix of pugs and beagles.

Puggle – (noun) a kind of dog


Facepalm

Paramount Domestic TelevisionUnamused.

Facepalm – (verb) to cover the face with the hand


Bizjet

Bizjet – (noun) a small aeroplane used for business


Nubber

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesNot going far at all.

Nubber – (noun) a weakly hit ball


Sriracha

Steven Depolo / FlickrSriracha hot sauce.

Sriracha – (noun) a spicy pepper sauce


Zomboid

VCG/Getty ImagesZombie costumes.

Zomboid – (adjective) resembling zombies


Emoji

Edoardo Maggio/Business InsiderEmojis.

Emoji – (noun) a small computer symbol used to express emotion


Zen

Columbia PicturesIt stems from Zen Buddhism.

Zen – (noun) a state of calm attentiveness


Macaron

Michal Osmenda/Wikimedia CommonsMacarons are a popular French pastry.

Macaron – (noun) a cookie with filling in the middle


Cotija

ShutterstockIt’s named after the town of Cotija in the Mexican state of Michoacán.

Cotija – (noun) a Mexican cheese


Arancini

Flickr/kennejimaA plate of arancini.

Arancini – (plural noun) balls of cooked rice


Schneid

Ashley Allen/Getty ImagesChristian Pulisic of the US Men’s National Team reacts to their loss to Trinidad and Tobago during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match.

Schneid – (noun) a series of losses


Bibimbap

sangsoo lee/ShutterstockBibimbap.

Bibimbap – (noun) a dish of cooked rice and vegetables


Aquafaba

Olya Detry/ShutterstockAquafaba.

Aquafaba – (noun) the liquid that results when beans are cooked in water


Hivemind

Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesLike a beehive.

Hivemind – (noun) the shared ideas of a group


Bokeh

ShutterstockIt’s a Japanese word.

Bokeh – (noun) the blurred quality of a photograph


Bestie

Bestie – (noun) a person who someone likes very much

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