A favorite New England snack has made it into the dictionary! "Fluffernutter" is now official! Merriam-Webster Dictionary just added 455 new words and phrases to it's catalog of defined words, and the food term "fluffernutter," referring to a peanut butter and marshmallow créme sandwich, has made it on the list. Marshmallow créme was invented in Somerville, Massachusetts by Archibald Query in 1917. Soon after, a recipe by Emma Curtis for a peanut butter and marshmallow créme sandwich known then as the Liberty Sandwich, was published in a promotional booklet. The term "fluffernutter" was coined by an ad agency in 1960 to help market the sandwich. It was even proposed that the "fluffernutter" be made the official state sandwich of Massachusetts, but the measure failed.
Some other food related words that have just been added to the dictionary include "air-fryer" and "wiener roast." They've also included some popular phrases like "dad bod," "fourth trimester" and "doorbell camera." Plus, they've added some pandemic related phrases "vaccine passport" and "super spreader."