Scrabble Adds 300 New Words

September 25, 2018

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If you want to get an advantage for the next time you play Scrabble, then you may want to start looking at the 300 new words added to the sixth edition of Merriam-Webster's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Words include twerk, beatdown and sriracha. The update also adds a common two-letter word that players have been waiting to use for decades: OK. The modernization of the game's lexicon can be seen in recently added words like bitcoin, facepalm and emoji. Perhaps the queen mother of newly added words qapik, which is a unit of currency in Azerbaijan and one of the few words that doesn't use the letter "u" after "q." The updated version of the dictionary continues to follow some of the game's most important rules. Words must still come from the standard dictionary. No abbreviations, capitalized words or words with punctuation are allowed.


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