Words invented the year you were born

The English language is constantly evolving, with new words edging into our everyday speech each year.

For example, “selfie” was designated by the Oxford Dictionaries as the word of the year in 2013.

It may surprise you to hear that some words we think of as having been around forever only came into existence in the last decade or so.

So what phrases were created in your lifetime?

Merriam Webster is here to inform and entertain with a website that covers newly minted words and phrases by year.

Dan's: Snooze-button, lunch bucket, meltdown, nitpick and margarita.

Josie's: e-mail, in-your-face, Yukon Gold and squooshy. 


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