Tag Archive: New Word

Jan 04

New Word: Catfish

In 2014, the word “catfish” was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary with a meaning different than the original meaning of: “Any of an order (Siluriformes) of chiefly freshwater stout-bodied scaleless bony fishes having long tactile barbels.” The newly added meaning of the word “catfish” is as follows: “A person who sets up a false personal …

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Oct 27

New Word: Clickbait

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Here’s a word has been recently added to the English lexicon: According to Wikipedia, clickbait is defined as “web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines to attract click-throughs and to encourage forwarding of the material over online social networks. Clickbait …

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