Mansplain, glamping, dumpster fire added to the dictionary

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(CNN) -- Dumpster fire, cryptocurrency and mansplain are among the more than 850 words and definitions added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

The publisher announced the new additions on Monday.

A few words needed updated definitions, including "dumpster fire" (a disaster), "bandwidth" (referring to emotional or mental capacity) and "unicorn" (a startup valued at 1 billion dollars or more.)

Bitcoin lovers will recognize "cryptocurrency."

It refers to any form of currency that only exists digitally.

And you might have heard of mansplain, defined as explaining something to a woman in a condescending way.

And thanks to our texting culture - let's not forget these two doozies: mmhmm and ooh.

Merriam-Webster editor at large says the new additions are reflective of English being "a vibrant living language."



 
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