The Merriam-Webster dictionary has added 2,000 new words today, and some of the choices are a little odd, to say the least. Some of my favorites are below, but be sure to check out the others, thanks to our friends at TIME.


hella adv, slang : very, extremely

ICYMI abbr : used to draw attention to something published or posted online earlier

meet-cute n : a cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners (as in a movie)

microbead n : a tiny sphere of plastic used especially as exfoliants in facial scrubs and body washes and to add texture to other personal care products

TMI abbr : too much information

trigger warning n : a statement cautioning that content (as in a text, video, or class) may be disturbing or upsetting

urban fantasy n : a genre of imaginative fiction featuring supernatural characters or elements in an urban setting; also : a work of urban fantasy

FOMO n, informal : fear of not being included in something (such as an interesting or enjoyable activity) that others are experiencing

dipsogenic adj : producing thirst

dox transitive verb, slang : to publicly identify or publish private information about (someone) especially as a form of punishment or revenge

farm share n : a portion of a farm’s output available for sale through a community supported agriculture system and received in batches regularly throughout the growing season

fit and flare adj : fitted through the waist and flaring out at or below the hips

gastric banding n : a laparoscopic surgical procedure for the treatment of severe obesity that involves placing an adjustable band around the upper stomach to create a small pouch which empties into the remaining stomach through a narrow outlet