New words in the update released Monday include "beatdown," which is an overwhelming defeat; "bizjet," a small airplane used for business purposes; and "frowny," which means showing a frown, NBC News reported. The internet terms listicle and sheeple also found their way into the Scrabble dictionary, CNN reported.
Some more exotic words now allowed are arancini, which are balls of cooked rice; and qapik, a unit of money used in Azerbaijan, according to NBC News.
"It's a way to keep Scrabble fun instead of contentious," Emily Brewster, associate editor at Merriam-Webster, told NBC News. "It's a great moderator in a game that can get pretty impassioned."