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Only Real Nerds Can Get Pass This Vocabulary Test

Did we ‘sext’ before we got ‘crunk’?

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The answers used for this quiz are based on the first known use of the word, meaning it’s the earliest written or printed use of that word that the editors at Merriam-Webster were able to discover. When we ask for the oldest word, we’re asking for the word that was recorded first.

Ready? Let's go!

  1. Correct
    Incorrect
    sexting
    Correct
    Incorrect
    crunk
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's crunk!

    The word "crunk" first appeared in 2000, while "sexting" first appeared in 2005.

  2. Correct
    Incorrect
    turducken
    Correct
    Incorrect
    zoodles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's turducken!

    The word "turducken" first appeared in 1982, while "zoodles" first appeared in 1991.

  3. Correct
    Incorrect
    vape
    Correct
    Incorrect
    podcast
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's vape!

    The word "vape" first appeared in 1999, while "podcast" first appeared in 2004.

  4. Correct
    Incorrect
    bromance
    Correct
    Incorrect
    binge-watch
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's bromance!

    The word "bromance" first appeared in 2001, while "binge-watch" first appeared in 2003.

  5. Correct
    Incorrect
    photobomb
    Correct
    Incorrect
    selfie
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's selfie!

    The word "selfie" first appeared in 2002, while "photobomb" first appeared in 2008.

  6. Correct
    Incorrect
    adorbs
    Correct
    Incorrect
    totes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's totes!

    The word "totes" first appeared in 2006, while "adorbs" first appeared in 2008.

  7. Correct
    Incorrect
    twerking
    Correct
    Incorrect
    manspreading
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's twerking!

    The word "twerking" first appeared in 2001, while "manspreading" first appeared in 2014.

  8. Correct
    Incorrect
    parkour
    Correct
    Incorrect
    glamping
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's parkour!

    The word "parkour" first appeared in 2002, while "glamping" first appeared in 2005.

  9. Correct
    Incorrect
    subtweet
    Correct
    Incorrect
    emoji
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's emoji!

    The word "emoji" first appeared in 1997, while "subtweet" first appeared in 2009.

  10. Correct
    Incorrect
    clickbait
    Correct
    Incorrect
    vlog
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's clickbait!

    The word "clickbait" first appeared in 1999, while "vlog" first appeared in 2002.

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