New Scrabble dictionary adds 5,000 words

Now this is a real game changer!

Merriam-Webster announced today that the fifth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary – the first major update in nearly a decade – will include more than 5,000 new words.

It will be officially sanctioned on Dec. 1. And many of the words fall right into our entertainment and pop culture arena:

BEATBOX

CHILLAX

FRENEMY

HASHTAG

JOYPAD

MIXTAPE

MOJITO

SELFIE

SUDOKU

TEXTER

VODCAST

VLOG

Merriam Webster enlisted comedian Judy Gold to explain her favorite new entry, SCHMUTZ.

Currently, the word with the highest-scoring possibility is QUINZHEE, at a maximum point value of 401 points.

What does it mean? It's a temporary snow shelter.


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