Do You Know These Words Added to the Dictionary Since 2000?

By Stella Alexander on May 05, 2018

About This Quiz

CHILLAX! This quiz is nothing to worry about, or is it? As you grew up, there were hundreds of vocabulary words you were taught in school, from "mischievous" to "kaleidoscope." These words have been in the dictionary for years and years, but as times change, so do the words you'll find in the dictionary. Between Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster, you can expect hundreds of words to be added to the dictionary each year. Since 2000, how many of these 21st-century words do you know?

Although it might seem as if words have to have extreme significance and meaning to join the dictionary, this isn't completely true! There are tons of words that have joined the dictionary simply because they play a major role in pop culture. Words like "chillax" have joined the dictionary because of their repetition in the younger generation. J. K. Rowling's "muggle" has since been added to the dictionary because of the significance of her "Harry Potter" book series. When it comes to all these 21st-century words, do you think you know their meaning? 

You might know outer space, but what is "meatspace"? We're all aware of what a romance is, but what about when it becomes "bromance"? There's tons of words, from "screenager" to "conlang." Do you know them? Let's find out!

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