Food Words Added to Dictionary

Merriam-Webster has added some food-related words to the dictionary.  These include e-waste and freegan, pho and turducken as well as the French-Canadian poutine.

16 responses to “Food Words Added to Dictionary

  1. I’m going to have to look up freegan! Hasn’t poutine been around forever?

    • huntfortheverybest

      Yeah, poutine is an old dish so I would think so. Freegan is fairly new. It’s an interesting concept, but I don’t think I could eat food from the garbage.

  2. I am surprised that pho was just now added!

  3. I’ve noticed that turducken has become a well-known word. That wasn’t a word that was in the dictionary when I was growing up! The English language continues to expand xx

  4. Interesting that pho, turducken, and poutine are all words that have been around a long time. Wonder what words will be added in the future.

  5. Hmm.. wonder what a freegan is? I also wonder if they added “froyo”??

    • huntfortheverybest

      Froyo–that’s a good one! A freegan is someone who eats food that has been thrown away…more from socio-political movement standpoint.

  6. Freegan. Wow, I didn’t realize that was official. About time for pho!

  7. I always find new dictionary additions interesting. It’s amazing how new words always need to be added.

  8. Wow, I didn’t know freegan was a word! This is really interesting 🙂

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