'WTF' in the dictionary?! That's 'clickbait'

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  • Merriam-Webster recently added 1,700 words to the dictionary
  • WTF, crema, colony collapse disorder and NSFW are among them

(CNN)It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that starts with "what the ..." and is "used especially to express or describe outraged surprise, recklessness, confusion, or bemusement."

WTF joins emoji, NSFW, net neutrality, clickbait, click fraud, photobomb and other words reflecting modern life among the latest entries in Merriam-Webster's unabridged dictionary. Some 1,700 words have been included, along with 3,200 new examples to add context.
The new entries speak to what's current in the English language today, touching on technology, food, the worldwide food