Boardgames in the News: Meeples in the Dictionary

Yesterday, OxfordDictionaries.com announced that together with words like “Grexit” and “Cat café”, they had added “meeple” to their online dictionary.  They define it as  “a small figure used as a playing piece in certain board games, having a stylized human form“.  They add that the origin is “apparently a blend of my and a phonetic respelling of people and first used with reference to the board game Carcassonne“.

Carcassonne
– Image from thirstymeeples.co.uk