Merriam-Webster adds more than 520 new words to dictionary
More than 520 new words and definitions have just been added to the Merriam-Webster website. - Sharaf Maksumov/Dreamstime/TNS

Merriam-Webster, the United States’ leading language provider announced it was adding over 520 new words and definitions to the publisher’s website. These new words include “COVID-19," “second gentleman,” “long-hauler,” “flex,” “ASMR” and “sapiosexual.” Before the pandemic, “long-hauler” was defined as a person or vehicle that travels long distances, but it now has an additional definition: “a person who experiences one or more long-term effects following initial improvement or recovery from a serious illness (such as COVID-19).” “ASMR,” or autonomous sensory meridian response, means “a pleasa...