New Words for 2007

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- With all the drought talk, would you believe the word "perfect storm" wasn't in the dictionary until this week.

Thanks to the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster's, it joins about 100 new words or phrases that will appear in the next collegiate edition of the famous Dictionary.

Other new words include "crunk", defined as a style of southern rap music featuring repetitive chants and rapid dance rhythms.

Another is "smackdown", the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent, or simply a decisive defeat.

You can find more of the new words by clicking on the link below.

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