Time for new words in the dictionary 2017

front — to assume a fake or false personality to conceal one’s true identity and character

froyo — frozen yogurt

pregame — to begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity (such as a party or a night out)

ransomware — malware that requires the victim to pay a ransom to access encrypted files

schneid — a losing streak (as in sports)

showrunner — a person who oversees the writing and production of each episode of a television series and has ultimate managerial and creative control over the series

sriracha — a pungent sauce that is made from hot peppers pureed with usually garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar and that is typically used as a condiment

word salad — a string of empty, incoherent, unintelligible, or nonsensical words or comments