Need tips on how to groom a unibrow or soul patch?
Just google it. Or get a mouse potato to do it for you.
If you're still lost, grab the latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary for a definition of those and about 100 other words that have made their way into its pages.
But be warned: you might come across a drama queen (a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions), an empty suit (an ineffectual executive), or a himbo (an attractive but vacuous man -- think "male bimbo".)
"We try to have a mix that addresses the wide range of people's information needs when adding new words," said John Morse, president of the Springfield-based dictionary publisher. "It could be a technical term or some light-hearted slang that sends people to a dictionary."
To make it into the dictionary, a word has to be more than a flash-in-the-pan fad. It needs staying power.
'Mouse Potato' and 'Google' are among dictionary's new words
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'MOUSE POTATO' AND 'GOOGLE' ARE AMONG DICTIONARY'S NEW WORDS
Published: Jul 11, 2006 • References: mywesttexas