[Ads-l] zoodles

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 16 12:56:48 EST 2018

"Zoodle(s)" was just added by Merriam-Webster in their September 2018
online update, along with a number of other food terms:


"Zuke" for "zucchini" was also added, but I'm sure Merriam isn't bowing to
pressure from the Zucchini Council's lobbying efforts.

On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 12:36 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>

> I got an invitation for a family event last night, and zoodles are on the
> menu.
> Merriam-Webster dates it to 1991 in an entry for “zoodle" (
> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoodle <
> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoodle>) and Wiktionary (
> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/zoodles <
> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/zoodles>) claims the singular form does
> not exist. The English OLD and Wikipedia do not cover it.

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