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Merriam-Webster says that in the past 24 hours ‘racism’ was a top search term

"Fascism," "socialism," and "concentration camp" were also popular search within the past seven days.
Certain words can leave some people perplexed.

These are the 10 most confusing words in the English language

The most-looked up words in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary give us a peek into the most confusing words in the English language.

56 popular words that entered the English language over the last century

Some words are staples of the English lexicon whereas others come and go. Here are the words that entered popular use the year you were born.
Aretha Franklin died without a will.

The 10 words people couldn’t stop looking up in 2018, according to Merriam-Webster

Words like "nationalism," "pansexual," and "laurel" from the notorious "laurel or yanny" debate were some of the most looked-up words of 2018.

Merriam-Webster’s 2018 word of the year has appeared in political headlines nonstop for months

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.
Scrabble players can now play the word OK.

‘OK’ was just added to the Scrabble dictionary, and experts are saying it could change how Scrabble is played

Scrabble players can now play the word "OK," according to the latest update to the Scrabble dictionary released on Monday. Not everyone agrees with the decision, but there's no question it will change Scrabble strategy for expert players.
Each year, new words are added to the dictionary.

10 words you didn’t know were officially part of the dictionary

The dictionary is a living document that changes as our language does. Every year, new words are created and added to the dictionary. Merriam-Webster added 850 words and definitions to the dictionary in March 2018. Here are 10 words you didn’t know were part of the dictionary.

The 9 words that defined 2017

From fidget spinners to feminism, 2017 was a year unlike any other. Here are the nine words of the year.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called Donald Trump a "dotard."

Kim Jong Un just called Trump a ‘dotard’ — here’s what that means

The unusual word left many people scratching their heads, and Google searches for "dotard" went through the roof.

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.