One of America’s most popular word-game apps just got a huge injection of new vocabulary.
Words With Friends, the Scrabble-like game developed by Zynga, added more than 50,000 words to its dictionary on Tuesday, including modern-day slang like bestie, turnt, and hangry.
Other words that will now be playable include delish, queso, wordie, bae, and even acronyms such as FOMO — that’s “fear of missing out” — and “TFW” — or “that feel when,” in internet-speak.
Zynga is calling the massive expansion its “Social Dictionary,” and timed its release to the game’s eighth anniversary, the company said in a press release.
According to the company, many of the newly added words were ones that users frequently requested through the game’s word-lookup function.
However, it’s not the first time the word game has responded to popular demand for particular words. Earlier this year, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon celebrated the addition of the two-letter word “ew” to the Words With Friends dictionary in honour of a recurring segment on the show. And the infamous presidential typo “covfefe” became playable almost immediately after Donald Trump used it in a cryptic tweet this summer.
Words With Friends has been downloaded more than 200 million times since 2009, the company said, making it one of the App Store’s 10 most-popular free games of all time.
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