Today Merriam-Webster announced the addition of 370 new words and meanings to its iconic dictionary. Some of these new terms, like shrinkflation and metaverse, have recently been in the news; others, like yeet and janky, are more lighthearted. All have met the dictionary’s criteria by demonstrating sustained and widespread use. None of this, to cite another new entry, is sus: the English language is always changing and expanding, and the dictionary’s mandate is to chronicle it. 

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