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.
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