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Dictionary Adds News Words: Frenemy, Staycation

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Dictionary Adds News Words: Frenemy, Staycation

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Dictionary Adds News Words: Frenemy, Staycation

Dictionary Adds News Words: Frenemy, Staycation

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary has added new entries. Words like frenemy — a friend who's really an enemy — are not exactly new. The point is they're now widely used. Other new entries include: Webisode, flash mob and staycation.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with additions to the English language. The Merriam Webster Dictionary made new entries. Words like frenemy - a friend who's really an enemy - are not exactly new. The point is they're now widely used. Flash mob is when thousands of people plan to show up on the same corner at the same time. Webisode is a TV episode you can watch online. And in this recessionary summer the dictionary also accepted this word: staycation.

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