Geek out, hoodie, mixed martial arts, props, shout-out, spam, tighty-whities, twentysomething, world wide web. What do these words have in common? These words all made their Merriam-Webster debut in the glorious year of 1990 when yours truly entered the world.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary has picked their ‘word of the year’, and like Oxford Dictionary's word of the year, it’s not a word. Merriam-Webster picked a suffix as their word of the year: 'ism'
Everything has a name or a word associated with it. You may not know the name or may call it something else, but all things have a legitimate name assigned to it. Taking a look at some you probably don’t know (I know I didn’t) but there may a few you have heard before.