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From "Fiddle-Faddle!" to "Huzzah!"
You aren't prepared for this word's origin
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President Obama tries his hand at lexicography
Is 'alright' all right?
The following lists, which change daily, show the most frequently looked up words on Merriam-Webster.com.
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Faute de mieux
The Supreme Court rules on abortion
Britain voted to exit the EU
Of, relating to, or suggesting a prison
The word has a special meaning in British English
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Yes, you can go to the bathroom.
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Was 'Even Icier Land' taken?
It is in fact a real word (but that doesn't mean you should use it).
One goose, two geese. One moose, two... moose. What's up with that?
Test your knowledge of words related to the season of longer days and vacations.
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