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Tweet added to the dictionary

Here’s something worth putting out there on Twitter: The term “tweet” has been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. No, seriously, it has.

It’s listed as both a noun and a verb, and it joins 100 or so other words released by Merriam-Webster on Thursday.

“Even if people had no interest or possible chance of getting a Twitter account themselves, they now have to know what ‘tweet’ means, and that’s really why it’s in the dictionary,’’ said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large.

Other words that got added include “helicopter parents,” (hover over their child’s every move); “bromance,” (we know what that means); “cougar,” (older hot woman looking for younger guys typically); “boomerang child,” (kid came back to live at home); “Americana.”

Merriam-Webster said that they have been monitoring these words for years to see their rise to popularity in our culture.

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