Weather Forecast



December 17, 2018
'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, beating out 'lodestar' and 'nationalism'
December 17, 2018 - 10:53am
March 27, 2018
President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington after spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, March 25, 2018. (Al Drago/ The New York Times/Copyright 2018/New York Times)
Trump's spelling is so bad, online dictionaries are seeing an 'unpresidented' boost in traffic
March 27, 2018 - 11:58am
March 7, 2018
Aaron Peckham, who started the online site Urban Dictionary in 1999 as a college student, in Palo Alto, Calif., May 14, 2013. Courts are looking to Urban Dictionary, a crowd sourced website, as one way to define words on which a legal case may turn. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Copyright 2018/New York Times)
Congratulations everybody, 'dumpster fire' is now a dictionary entry, and here's why
March 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Merriam-Webster's website.
If you ghost do you throw shade? U.S. dictionary adds new words
February 7, 2017 - 10:28am
December 20, 2016
Surreal, meaning “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream” was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Surreal joined the Oxford English Dictionary’s “post-truth” and’s “xenophobia” as top words of the year. Illustration
‘Surreal’ declared Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year
December 20, 2016 - 2:57pm