Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

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yen

05.26.2019

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2019 is: yen \YEN\ noun : a strong desire or propensity; also : [urge](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urge#h2), [craving](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craving) Examples: "Charlie Partin grew up in the Florida Panhandle, lived for 20 years in New Port Richey, ...

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