In an update to the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s long-standing list of phrases and terms, 9 new food words have been added. Among them is “banh mi”, the Vietnamese baguette sandwich. Photo: Michael Yung
In an update to the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s long-standing list of phrases and terms, 9 new food words have been added. Among them is “banh mi”, the Vietnamese baguette sandwich. Photo: Michael Yung

Omakase, banh mi and oat milk among 9 new food words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary

  • Each autumn, the Merriam-Webster dictionary updates its entries with new words, and this season sees 370 additions; of these, nine are food words
  • Their inclusion reflects growing familiarity with things such as omakase, the Vietnamese sandwich banh mi, oat milk and the pumpkin spice in your latte

In an update to the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s long-standing list of phrases and terms, 9 new food words have been added. Among them is “banh mi”, the Vietnamese baguette sandwich. Photo: Michael Yung
In an update to the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s long-standing list of phrases and terms, 9 new food words have been added. Among them is “banh mi”, the Vietnamese baguette sandwich. Photo: Michael Yung
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