Rejoice! 'Binge-watch' is now in the Merriam-Webster dictionary

The 13 hours you spent watching Orange is the New Black one Saturday are now dictionary-approved. Sort of.

Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday that it has added over 1,000 new words to the dictionary, including "throw shade," "ghosting" and more. But the one that caught our TV-obsessed eyes is "binge-watch."

The dictionary defines our favorite weekend pastime as "to watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession." It even helpfully uses the word in a sentence: "Even those of us who have bundled TV and broadband-Internet subscriptions from telephone or cable companies increasingly use them to binge-watch Netflix shows like Orange Is the New Black on an iPad … rather than flip through 500 channels to find nothing on."

Come back to USA TODAY every Saturday for weekly binge-watching recommendations.

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