Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1949-1958

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 fourth entry, business-speak from 1949-1958!

1949 Coinvest

1950 Anti-boss / Private label / Sub-optimization / Sweat equity

1951 Gross domestic product / Trailblazing

1952 Answering service / Automate / Demand-pull / Do-it-yourself / Madison Avenue / Mass-market / Nonexecutive

1953 Day trader / Digitize / Overqualified / Time-sharing

1954 Buyback / Franchisee / Growth industry / Prelaunch / Wheeler-dealer

1955 Agribusiness / Artificial intelligence / Profit center

1956 Microcomputer / Uniform

1957 Computerize / Multiculturalism

1958 Agribusinessman / Linear regression / Software / Tesla / Think tank