This morning, Merriam-Webster announced it just added a whopping 1,000 new entries to its dictionary. Some of the additions are turns of phrase that have only more recently become part of wider, mainstream cultural vernacular, from "ghosting" to "throwing shade"; others are such phrases as "safe space" and "microaggression."
Included in this slew of new faces are 30 new food-related words. Browse the list below at your own leisure. I'm honestly a bit flummoxed as to how a good number of these of these weren't in the dictionary already. Oh, well. Welcome to the club, kids.
Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and elsewhere. He won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela published on Food52.