Lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year

Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year
The lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year (for each year) are ten-word lists published annually by the American dictionary-publishing company Merriam-Webster, Inc., which feature the ten words of the year from the English language.wikipedia
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American Dialect Society

Hurricane Katrina, the bird flu, and the death of Pope John Paul II renewed public interest in words such as refugee, tsunami, pandemic, conclave, and levee. The word refugee was also a candidate for the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year; according to Morse, the term gained notoriety as the entire country debated with how to describe people affected by Hurricane Katrina.
A number of words chosen by the ADS are also on the lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year.

Merriam-Webster

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The lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year (for each year) are ten-word lists published annually by the American dictionary-publishing company Merriam-Webster, Inc., which feature the ten words of the year from the English language.

Truthiness

Trumpinessbemoaning the failureHeather Clark (journalist)
On December 10, 2006, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary announced that "truthiness" was selected as its 2006 Word of the Year on Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year, based on a reader poll, by a 5–1 margin over the second-place word google.

W00t

The word was featured on the list of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year for 2007.

Word of the year

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Hurricane Katrina, the bird flu, and the death of Pope John Paul II renewed public interest in words such as refugee, tsunami, pandemic, conclave, and levee. The word refugee was also a candidate for the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year; according to Morse, the term gained notoriety as the entire country debated with how to describe people affected by Hurricane Katrina. The lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year (for each year) are ten-word lists published annually by the American dictionary-publishing company Merriam-Webster, Inc., which feature the ten words of the year from the English language.

Hit (Internet)

hitshitpage hits
At first, Merriam-Webster determined its contents by analyzing page hits and popular searches on its website.

Website

web sitewebsitesonline
At first, Merriam-Webster determined its contents by analyzing page hits and popular searches on its website.

Open-access poll

online pollonline web pollopen access poll
Since 2006, the list has been determined by an online poll and by suggestions from visitors to the website.

Blog

blogsbloggerweblog
The Word of the Year for 2004, 'blog', was looked up on the Online Dictionary the most as blogs began to influence mainstream media.

Stephen Colbert

ColbertSpartina ProductionsNew York Comedian Stephen Colbert
In 2006, Merriam-Webster received a lot of publicity as 'truthiness', a word coined by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, topped the list.

The Colbert Report

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In 2006, Merriam-Webster received a lot of publicity as 'truthiness', a word coined by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, topped the list.

2003 invasion of Iraq

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The top word democracy correlated to the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime, quarantine to a SARS epidemic, and matrix to the film The Matrix Revolutions.

Saddam Hussein

SaddamSadam HusseinSadaam Hussein
The top word democracy correlated to the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime, quarantine to a SARS epidemic, and matrix to the film The Matrix Revolutions.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome

SARSSARS epidemicSevere acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
The top word democracy correlated to the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime, quarantine to a SARS epidemic, and matrix to the film The Matrix Revolutions.

The Matrix Revolutions

RevolutionsTanveer K. AtwalMatrix Revolutions
The top word democracy correlated to the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime, quarantine to a SARS epidemic, and matrix to the film The Matrix Revolutions.

Mire

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Biology

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Marriage

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