I love words, but I can’t imagine that being a dictionary editor is the most exciting job ever. So, imagine the excitement of Serenity Carr, editor at Merriam-Webster, when she got a letter (on paper, no less!) from a nine-year old suggesting a perfect new word.
in a paper letter, a 9yo correspondent proposes a word for entry:
teamate–a person you have tea with ????☕️
— Serenity Carr (@BookishLex) January 30, 2017
I hope that kid’s parents are proud. I’d be his or her teamate any time.