Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1969-1978

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 sixth entry, business-speak from 1969-1978!

1969  Anti-consumerism/ Confidentiality agreement / Delete key / Down-market / Headhunt

1970  Beeper / Chapter 11 / Comparison shop

1971  800 number / Day job / Day one / Satellite television / Sell-by date

1972  Automated teller / CEO / Executive function / Universal Product Code

1973  Global positioning system / Inkjet / Quality assurance / Stressed

1974  Corporate-wide / Direct deposit / GPS / Individual retirement account / Internet / IRA / Junk bond / Keogh plan / Telecommute / Touch screen

1975  ATM / Debit card / Light-rail / Market capitalization / Misery index / Mobile phone / Variable rate mortgage

1976  Ethernet / Golden handcuffs / IPO / Sell off / Supply-side

1977  Fast fashion / Intranet / Reverse mortgage / Shopaholic / Strip mall / Text message

1978  Frequent-flier / Pay-per-view / Satellite dish