Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 2009-2019

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Goizueta Business School, the business librarians thought it might be fun to explore the evolution of business terminology between 1919 and 2019. So each month we will post a blog identifying business words and concepts that were captured in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for the decades that GBS has been in operation. Here is our final entry, business-speak from 2009-2019!  This also includes some words that were recently added to the dictionary, although they had been commonly used in years prior to their official addition.

2009 Gig economy

2010 Gamification / Instagram

2011 Blockchain

2012 Hot take

2013 Bingeable

2014 Initial coin offering / ICO

2015 Sharing economy

2016 Utility token

2017 Internet of things

2018 TL;DR / Fintech

2019 Vulture capitalism