This year, 535 new words were added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and 650 were added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The process of adding new words usually takes years after evidence shows that writers use them frequently. However, there are cases when "a new term enters the language and immediately becomes part of our collective daily vocabulary." New words for fears, like "latrophobia," technology, like "deepfake," and older concepts such as "fan art" are now defined on dictionary.

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