Nugget of Knowledge: Newest words


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – There are new words in the Merriam Webster dictionary.

They’ve added 250 new words for 2017 so far.

Here are a few:

Sriracha: A hot pepper sauce now appearing on some diner counters where you once you saw only ketchup.

FroYo: Shorthand for frozen yogurt.

Ransomware: A virus that invades your computer and freezes your files. You have to pay a ransom to access them again.

Working memory: Not short-term, not long-term but something you have to remember for, say, just a few seconds.

Pre-game: To begin celebrating, especially drinking before an event.

Onboarding: In business, it means orienting and training a new employee.

Internet of Things: When you talk to your toaster or refrigerator or airconditoning system over the internet.

Did you miss an episode of Daybreak or want to re-visit a previous ‘Nugget’? View previous ‘Nugget of Knowledge’ entries on

If you have an idea for a ‘Nugget of Knowledge,’ send your idea in an email to

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on