Scrabble Dictionary Has Added 300 New Words

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You may not know what “qapik” is, but it will be a valuable word in Scrabble.

Posted by Today Show on Monday, September 24, 2018

After 4 years, Scrabble has updated their dictionary by adding 300 new words!

"'OK' is something Scrabble players have been waiting for, for a long time," lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster, told the Associated Press. "Basically two- and three-letter words are the lifeblood of the game."

Another useful new addition: "qapik," a unit of currency in Azerbaijan.

"Every time there's a word with 'q' and no 'u,' it's a big deal," Sokolowski said. "Most of these are obscure."

Other legit new Scrabble words to get fired up about include the vowel-packed "arancini" and "bizjet." "Bizjet" with an "s" at the end would nab a player a whopping 120 points on an opening play, thanks to the 50-point bonus for using all seven tiles and the double word bonus space usually played at the start.

"Aquafaba," "beatdown," "zomboid," "twerk," "sheeple," "wayback," "bokeh," "botnet," "emoji," "facepalm," "frowny," "hivemind," "puggle" and "nubber" also made the cut.

Sokolowski has his own favorite new word, but it has nothing to do with score potential.

"It's 'macaron,'" he said, referring to the sweet French meringue-based sandwich cookie.

Honestly, just so grateful that the word TWERK made it into the dictionary finally! Hahahaha!

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