Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

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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.

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 23, 2019 is: chockablock • \CHAH-kuh-blahk\  • adjective 1 : brought close together 2 : very full Examples: "The one-square-mile borough is chockablock with shops, restaurants, small businesses, and a bustling downtown." — Katie Park, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 Jan. 2019 "The releas…
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 Examples: 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 Examples: "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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Jan 1st, 1980
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Feb 23rd, 2019
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