You can now officially look up the words “liveblog,” “FaceTime” and “cyberbully” in the Collins Dictionary. How ridiculously “amazeballs” (another new word) is that?
Throughout this past summer, Collins Dictionary, founded in 1819, opened up its word submission process to the public for anyone longing to “be part of the evolution” of daily language, according to the project’s website.
After Collins received over 4,400 requested terms in a two-month period, the publishers reviewed the submissions and approved the new words that would be added to the dictionary. The first batch of 86 “crowdsourced words and definitions” were released Monday, many of which are tech or social media-based, according to a press release. More.