‘Embiggen,’ a word which debuted on an episode of cartoon The Simpsons in 1996, has been officially added to the US Dictionary. Isn’t that nice.
In a sweep of 850 new words, Merriam-Webster has announced that ’embiggen’ has been added to the dictionary. The word, though first appearing in The Simpsons, has been made popular by the show Ms. Marvel, and means to “make bigger or more expansive.” Ms. Marvel has the power to ’embiggen’ herself.
The motto of the town in which the Simpson family reside, Springfield, is “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.”
A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) March 5, 2018
The creators of Ms. Marvel are thrilled with the news.
VOCABULARY: EMBIGGEN! ??
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 5, 2018
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