Build your vocabulary with Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day! Each day a Merriam-Webster editor offers insight into a fascinating new word -- explaining its meaning, current use, and little-known details about its origin.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 23, 2019 is:
chockablock • \CHAH-kuh-blahk\ • adjective
1 : brought close together
2 : very full
"The one-square-mile borough is chockablock with shops, restaurants, small businesses, and a bustling downtown." — Katie Park, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 Jan. 2019
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 22, 2019 is:
minion • \MIN-yun\ • noun
1 : a servile dependent, follower, or underling
2 : one highly favored : idol
3 : a subordinate or petty official
The senior executive has a small platoon of minions to run both personal and business errands for him.
"Smartphones make …
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 21, 2019 is:
hoopla • \HOO-plah\ • noun
1 : excited commotion : to-do
2 : exaggerated or sensational promotion or publicity : ballyhoo
"Ideas change as data accumulate. If future evidence causes me to change my mind again, that's okay. That's how the scientific method works, …
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