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  • Sixty Years of New Words!
    Random House Webster's College Dictionary has staked its reputation on its ability to capture new words faster than any other dictionary. Take a glimpse into the growth of our language-- check out these new words that came into English from the 1940's through the 1990's.

    1940's
    ack-ack, apartheid, atom bomb, baby-sit, barf, bazooka, cheeseburger, crash-land, flying saucer, gobbledygook

    1950's
    aerospace, alphanumeric, brainstorming, car wash, cha-cha, digitize, do-it-yourself, ethnohistory, in-house, meter maid

    1960's
    area code, ASCII, biohazard, Brownie point, crib death, doofus, disco, glitch, microwave oven, Op-Ed, sexism

    1970's
    airhead, bean counter, biofeedback, deadbeat dad, diskette, electronic mail, junk food, -meister, surrogate mother, gentrify

    1980's
    AIDS, boom box, caller ID, channel surf, cyberpunk, dis, fragile X syndrome, greenmail, sandwich generation, trophy wife, voice mail, wannabe

    1990's
    anatomically correct, bad hair day, brux, digerati, granny dumping, medicide, olestra, soccer mom, step aerobics, uptalk, World Wide Web




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