Named the most popular word in 2017

Last year, if you remember, the most frequently used word was the concept Brexit (“Brexit”), which meant the exit of Great Britain from the European Union. This year, the title Word of the Year received the phrase "fake news". The Collins English Dictionary explanatory dictionary gives the following definition: “false, often sensational information that is presented under the guise of news.” The popularity of the phrase from 2016 to 2017 did not increase by two, not three times, but by an incredible 365 percent. Largely thanks to US President Donald Trump, who uses fake news to the right and left, criticizing the media for spreading unverified information.

Other contenders for the title of the words of the year are:

echo chamber

Wednesday, especially in social networks, in which your opinion will not meet criticism, because only your like-minded people will know about it.

gig economy ("economy of short-term contracts")

An economic system in which several permanent workers work, and the bulk of the work is transferred to temporary or remote personnel.

cuffing season

Autumn-winter period, when singles most often think about serious relationships.

Insta

An adjective relating to something related to the Instagram app.

unicorn

The mythical character depicted as a white horse with one horn, which is considered a symbol of innocence and purity. Recently, “unicorns” called startups, which are estimated at more than $ 1 billion.

Named the most popular word in 2017


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