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Every year, hundreds of new words are added to the dictionary. Many of these new words come from innovation and advancements in science and technology. Others come from ever changing trends in food, fashion, and lifestyle. As such, they are like a timeline that reflects the changes in our lives.

Merriam-Webster has a handy online tool, Time Traveler, which tells you all the new words added to the dictionary each year. We've picked out a word from each year, from 1940-1980, that reflects the changing times and lifestyles of women.

What changes were happening the year you were born? The words added to the dictionary will help you remember and might surprise you too. Don't miss any — you might be shocked by how long some words have been around.

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