Handful of new words revealed for National Scrabble Day

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 19: A general view of a Scrabble board during rounds 1 to 3 of the 24-round Scrabble Champions Tournament, during the Mind Sports International World Championships held at ExCel on November 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

April 13 is National Scrabble Game Day, and the world-renowned board game is celebrating its 70th anniversary by giving fans a glimpse at a few of the over 300 new words to be added this year.

A release from Hasbro said that new additions to the Scrabble dictionary include: emoji, ew, facepalm, macaron, puggle, and sriracha. 

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The sixth edition of Merriam-Webster’s official Scrabble dictionary will be published in the fall. These new words will officially be part of the game beginning Sept. 17.

Words must meet a certain criteria to be part of the game’s dictionary, the release said. They must be between two and eight letters. They also can’t have abbreviations, be capitalized words, or contain hyphens or apostrophes.

The 70th-anniversary celebration will feature 200 players competing in the annual Hasbro Gaming Championship at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia later this month.

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