Searches for the word 'authentic' soared in 2023 due to the rise of AI and deepfake technology, according to Merriam-Webster.

Merriam-Webster adds ‘gaslighting’ as its word of the year. Read more details on Webster’s latest addition inside.


Merriam-Webster on Tuesday added more than 1,000 new words and definitions, its most significant addition in years. And word phrases such as "throwing shade," "microaggression" and "ghosting" were part of the new additions.