May 11, 2021 - Economy & Business

"NFT" gets dictionary treatment

Photo of a graphic that gives the definition of an NFT

Photo: Merriam-Webster

NFT — or non-fungible token — is the newest entry in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Driving the news: "Over the past several months, NFT has rocketed into popular culture. ... When a new word makes its way into the world's lexicon, our ears ... perk up," says editor-at-large Peter Sokolowski.

There's more: Merriam-Webster will sell its NFT dictionary entry ... as an NFT.

  • The auction goes through on Friday. Net proceeds will go to Teach for All.

See the top bids so far.

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