‘Throw shade, ‘binge-watch’ and ‘ghosting’ are now in the dictionary

Side-eye, binge-watch, throw shade and artisanal are all now part of Merriam-Webster’s dictionary.

Tuesday, the dictionary announced it had added more than 1,000 words. The list of words includes many familiar turns of phrase that reflect modern culture, like binge-watch.

Others words have just been updated to include more meanings. For example, the definition of artisanal now refers to food (like, artisanal cheese). Criteria for new words are frequency of use, widespread use and meaningful use.

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