Here’s How Merriam-Webster Determined Its Word of the Year

Word to the women.


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Merriam-Webster announced Monday night that its word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.” 

"2017 saw both a sustained rise in 'feminism' lookups and a number of event-driven spikes,” the dictionary wrote on Twitter. “'Feminism' was looked up 70% more in 2017 than in 2016. And it was looked up a ton in 2016."

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