Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1919-1928

As we start celebrating 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 first entry, business-speak from 1919-1928!

1919    Not-for-profit / Time series

1920   Federal Reserve Board / Flowchart / Inflationary / Marketing research / Market research

1921    Biotechnology / Capital gain / Over-the-counter (OTC) / Workflow

1922    Actual cash value / Brand name / Dow Jones average / Pie chart

1923    Direct mail / Gross national product / Mass medium / Mass produce / Tax exempt / Subindex / Unemployment insurance

1924    Answering machine / Federal funds / Finance company / Multiple regression / Prime rate

1925    Assembly line / Consumer credit / Scatter diagram / Supercompetitive / Workers’ compensation

1926    Algorithm / Down payment / Downturn / Intracompany / Tagline

1927    Infrastructure / Price support / Risk capital / Shelf life

1928    Estate tax / Factor analysis / Multistate / Severance tax