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A Word Created On The Simpsons Has Made It To The Dictionary

The Simpsons is an iconic TV show - let's face it not many shows last into their 29th year and counting. 

Now a word that was first used on the cartoon has been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. 

What word you ask? 


First appearing in the episode Lisa The Iconoclast, the word was used as part of Springfield's new motto.

"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."

Ultimately it simply means to make something bigger or more expansive. 

The word is an 'informal' or 'humorous' description according to the dictionary's explanation. 

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