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NEW Dictionary Food Terms Highlight Pandemic Trends

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You might be happy to know that food terms, “Fluffernutter”, and “Wiener Roast”, have officially been added to the dictionary. Or you might be surprised that they weren’t already in there. Merriam-Webster has revealed that 455 new words have been added to, which most of the new entries are food-related words/terms that surfaced during the pandemic. Here are some of the new food related entries: Fluffernutter, Horchata, Chicharron, Goetta Air Fryer, and Ghost Kitchen. Other pandemic food terms include, Curbside, pickup/curbside delivery, Wiener Roast, Dine-in, Flash Freeze, Carnita’s, Street food, Tuile, Baking chocolate and Everything (as in the seasoning).

Are you surprised that some of the words on the list weren’t already in the dictionary? What food-related word do you think should be added if it hasn’t already? What food word/term did you use most during the pandemic?

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