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New words in the dictionary in 2021

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Megan Mack
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WXXI News

In October, Merriam-Webster added 455 new words to its dictionary. Do you know the definitions of words like "copypasta," "otaku," and "ghost kitchen"?

Our guests join us for a conversation about how language evolves, and we take a new words quiz "because" fun. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."