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‘Vulture capitalism’ and the all the latest finance terms added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary

Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘Vulture capitalism’ and the all the latest finance terms added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary

The dictionary is getting down to business. The 640 new words and definitions added to the online dictionary Merriam-Webster.com on Tuesday include economic and financial terms going mainstream, which “offer a window into how the English language is changing and expanding,” according to the press release. Business terms include “gig economy,” or the rising force of freelance and temporary workers, often doing side jobs, and overall, the on-demand work typically found in the service sector.