The cronut, and other words of 2013 to chew on

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The ubiquitous cronut.

At a loss of words in this new year? Let’s exercise some synapses. Maybe your resolution is through exercise, to define your abs or biceps.

That’s fine. But we’d like to define some words that came to prominence last year. Think of it as a verbal selfie. (If we had a bitcoin for every time we heard that word).

Grant Barrett is a lexicographer who specializes in slang and new words, and co-hosts the public radio program “A Way With Words”.

He spoke with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.