i’m a pescatarian

merriam-webster just added the word “pescatarian” in their collegiate dictionary:

pescatarian
Main Entry:
pes·ca·tar·i·an
Variant(s):
or pes·ce·tar·i·an \ˌpe-skə-ˈter-ē-ən\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
probably from Italian pesce fish (from Latin piscis) + English vegetarian
Date:
1993
: a vegetarian whose diet includes fish

according to one of merriam-webster’s editor, a word wins only its place in the dictionary after passing their “carefully edited prose” test.  he added that “if a word appears frequently in print without parentheses, without appearing in italics, without any kind of explanation, then that’s a word that editors and writers assume their readers know and understand, that word should be in the dictionary”.

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