Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1959-1968

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 fifth entry, business-speak from 1959-1968!

1959 Counterproductive / Machine learning

1960 Meet and greet / Outachieve / Trendsetter / Trendsetting

1961 Black Friday / Fiber-optic / Work-around

1962 Business class / Database / Market maker / Undercapitalized

1963 Deregulation / Developing / Disk drive / Nonrefundable / Teleconferencing / Telemarketing / Top-of-the-line

1964 Condo / Nonissue / Overengineer / Pants suit / Pantsuit / Third market / Underprepared

1965 Cross-national / Lose-lose / Multipack / Underbudgeted

1966 Co-payment / Hedge fund / Hyperproductive / Insider trading / Multiclient / Paperless / Wheeler and dealer

1967 Assertiveness training / Automatic teller machine / Cochair / Credentialism / Fast-track / First world / Minicomputer / Networking / On-target / Tender offer / Videoconferencing / Word processing

1968 Application programming interface / Back-of-the-envelope / Industrial-strength / Multilevel marketing / Psychographics / Word processor