These 10 Words Were Added To The Dictionary This Year. Here's what they mean | DAPULSE

These 10 Words Were Added To The Dictionary This Year. Here’s what they mean

Merriam-Webster recently added 10 words to their dictionary. Here are the new words and their definitions…

biohacking:  biological experimentation (as by gene editing or the use of drugs or implants) done to improve the qualities or capabilities of living organisms especially by individuals and groups outside of a traditional medical or scientific research environment

haptics: the use of electronically or mechanically generated movement that a user experiences through the sense of touch as part of an interface (such as on a gaming console or smartphone)

bougie: informalusually disparaging marked by a concern for wealth, possessions, and respectability BOURGEOIS

fintech: products and companies that employ newly developed digital and online technologies in the banking and financial services industries

hophead: a beer enthusiast

latinx: of, relating to, or marked by Latin American heritage used as a gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina

iftar: a meal taken by Muslims at sundown to break the daily fast during Ramadan

portmanteau: a large suitcase

RBI: a run in baseball that is driven in by a batter

rando: a random person: a person who is not known or recognizable or whose appearance (as in a conversation or narrative) seems unprompted or unwelcome

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