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Merriam-Webster adds slang words to its dictionary ‎

While some are tech related terms like tweet, and retweet, others are entered in the pop-culture arena such as bromance and cougar

Merriam-Webster Inc. has added several popular Web slang words to the latest edition of its Collegiate Dictionary. ‘Tweet,' Bromance,' ‘social media’ and 'fist bump' are among 150 other new entries that would be included in the 11th edition of their Collegiate Dictionary.

Last week, Concise Oxford English Dictionary announced it has added dozens of social media-inspired words like retweeting, sexting, and cyberbullying along with some 400 new entries to its 12th edition, which includes 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions.

MW adds tech slang to its dictionary
Now, Merriam-Webster is making its own round of internet-based language, adding tech-centric words to its 2011 Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

The Editor of Merriam-Webster Peter Sokolowski says, "From the dramatic events of the Arab Spring to the scandal that brought down Congressman Anthony Weiner, tweet is a word that has been part of the story. We've been tracking words like social media and tweet for years, of course, and now we feel their meanings have stabilized enough to include them in the dictionary."

Now, Merriam-Webster is making its own round of internet-based language, adding tech-centric words to its 2011 Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

Some new words added to MW's list
Below are some of the new words that earned an official place in the English lexicon on Thursday and their meaning, according to the Associated Press. While some are tech related terms like tweet, and retweet, others are entered in the pop-culture arena such as bromance and cougar.

Bromance: A close nonsexual friendship between men.

Parkour: The sport of traversing environmental obstacles by running, climbing or leaping rapidly and efficiently.

Cougar: Slang term for a middle-aged woman seeking a romantic relationship with a younger man.

Bugnado: A terms that refers to a swarm of bugs resembling a tornado.

Fist bump: A gesture in which two people bump their fists together, as in greeting or celebration.

Americana: genre of American music with roots in early folk and country music.

Crowdsourcing:is the act of collating work from large groups of people, especially from the online community.

M-commerce: It refers to doing business using a mobile electronic device.

Robocalls: are automated solicitation calls.

Tweet: a post made on the Twitter online message service.

Helicopter parent: which is "a parent who is overly involved in the life of his or her child.

"Language is changing more quickly because communication is faster," Sokolowski told ABCNews.com. "Because communication is faster we get words like tweet and crowd sourcing in the dictionary very, very quickly."