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The Oxford English Dictionary adds new words on a regular basis to reflect new cultural phenomena. Some of these words, however, are just silly, period. See the worst offenders.
Every year since 1990, the American Dialect Society holds "the Super Bowl of linguistics" — to crown the word that defined the year.
The American Dialect Society named "tender-age shelter" the 2018 "Word of the Year."
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.
Trump helped change the definition of "fake news" in 2017, according to the American Dialect Society.
Other nominees, including "on fleek" and "manbun," got "schlonged."