Well, it’s always been a thing (we knew that), but now it’s a real thing – at least according to the folks at Merriam-Webster. Yeah, the dictionary people.
Merriam-Webster has just made an update that adds 840 new words to the dictionary, and one of them, in particular, caught our eye.
M-W lists the definition of bingeable as: “having multiple episodes or parts that can be watched in rapid succession: suitable for binge-watching.” Sounds pretty good to us.
They also cite 2013 as the year the word was first used, so we’re not sure why it took them five years to realize it’s common enough to be worthy of gracing their pages (both virtual and print) – but we’re pretty excited about it anyway, because, well, movies & TV.
So, how did it finally become “a real word”? According to M-W, they look for three criteria: frequent use, widespread use, and meaningful use. Meaning it has to be used by a lot of people, in a lot of places, and be descriptive enough to be useful.
Other words that made this update include flight (at least a new definition that accounts for beer flights), Instagramming (millennials are killing the dictionary), lots of tech-related words (haptics, force quit, fintech), and hangry – as in hangry for some bingeable TV?
Hangry for TV? Vudu satisfies – with a Fall TV s
If you do happen to be hangry for some bingeable TV, you’re in the right place. In addition to movies & TV being our fav (also made the update) thing, it’s also our thing.
We also just so happen to be having a Fall TV Sale where you can get:
- The brand new The Purge TV series that just started yesterday, starting at $16.99 (SD)
(new episodes available as soon as the day after they air)
- Select seasons on sale for $19.99 and under
- Current TV seasons on sale for $29.99 and under
- Season/Series bundles on sale
- And even Mix & Match 2 seasons (from a collection) for $19.99
- Discover more TV with select FREE episodes (also a thing, all the time)
And because there’s always new TV shows to watch, you’ll want to check back every Tuesday this month as we add new shows and series to our New TV Series, Returning TV Series, Fall TV Sale, and Mix & Match TV sale collections.
So, binge better and get your TV a la carte. Let Vudu be your stop for your favorite TV shows whether they’ve been on the air, or are still in season – all for much less than cable. (Who watches 200 channels of shows anyways?) Watch the shows you want, and only the shows you want, commercial free, and by the episode, season, or series.