New words, “ginormous” edition

“Ginormous” (a combination of “giant” and “enormous”) makes it into Merriam-Webster’s, as this story reported. See the list of other popular new words here. I like “ginormous,” but I don’t think I would use it.

Let’s hope that “ginormity” never shows up. That would be a great wickedness beyond belief.

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