While Mr. Webster’s dictionary is traditionally the go-to source for wordsmiths, it wasn’t until 1978 when competitive Scrabblers (yes, that’s a word) needed a bit more clarity on how to strategically use two-to-eight-letter words for their triple-letter score winners. Thus, “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” was born.
Fast forward 40 years and six editions later, more than 300 new words have been included in the official guide, bringing 100,000 acceptable words to the 1930s game. So Scrabblers, you are now approved to use words such as bestie, sheeple, ew, twerk, emoji, zomboid and Sriracha.
– Christina Johnson, On 3 Public Relations