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Words like "nationalism," "pansexual," and "laurel" from the notorious "laurel or yanny" debate were some of the most looked-up words of 2018.
People looked up "justice" 74% more than they did in 2017 as it was at the heart of many national conversations in 2018, the dictionary said.
Merriam-Webster just added alt-right, froyo, and ransomware to the dictionary, along with these other words
Merriam-Webster added more than 250 words to its dictionary on Monday, drawing from politics, sports, business, technology, and other fields.