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Merriam-Webster creates 'Time Traveler' tool to search when words were first used in print

Posted at 6:41 AM, Oct 21, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Merriam-Webster dictionary has created an online 'Time Traveler' tool to search for when a certain word was first used in print.

All you need to do is type in a year and find which words were first used in print.

So far in 2020, nine words or phrases appeared for the first time, most notably COVID-19.

You can search when words were first used in print here.