Phat New Words!

September 2003
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;9/12/2003, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p3
Focuses on word entries in the dictionary. Examples of words that are included in the updated edition of "Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary"; Process of how new words are entered into the dictionary.


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