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  1. Ghosting, Seething, And Other Trending Words This Week

    From the sentencing of the president’s former attorney to the holiday season, there’s plenty going on to drive word searches on Dictionary.com. Here are some of the biggest search spikes of the week! Synergy Searches for the meaning of synergy spiked 1,561% in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s use of the word in court filings last Friday. Mueller alleged that Michael Cohen, former attorney …

  2. Jefe, White Elephant, And Other Trending Words This Week

    From the funeral of a former president to an international soccer trade, here’s what made words trend on Dictionary.com this week! Jefe The loss of President George H.W. Bush was felt across the nation, and his long-time friend and former secretary of state James A. Baker III was thrust once again into the spotlight this week. Baker, who was with the 41st president right until …

  3. You Won’t Understand The News Without These Words

  4. Misinformation, Loki, And Other Trending Words This Week

    From the Dictionary.com Word of the Year to NASA’s years-long mission to land a spacecraft on Mars, the words that trended in searches this week are out of this world (if we do say so ourselves). Ready? Set? Learn! Misinformation It’s official! The Dictionary.com Word of the Year is misinformation, a word we chose after careful consideration. We’re glad to see from your dictionary searches …

  5. A History Of Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year

  6. Cheesecake, Racketeering, And Other Trending Words This Week

    Food, food, glorious food made its presence known in a big way on this Thanksgiving week edition of the Dictionary.com Trending Words list. From a rarely used plural for beef to a beef over the proper way to describe cheesecake, here’s what had you searching! Cheesecake If there’s one thing Americans love, it’s food. We have a whole holiday centered around consuming it, after all! …

  7. Excelsior, Stay In Your Lane, And Other Trending Words This Week

    From the loss of one of the world’s superheroes to the happenings on the world stage, take a look at the news stories that made people scurry to Dictionary.com to find meaning. Excelsior Marvel fans mourned the loss of one of the comic book industries superheroes this week. Stan Lee died at age 95, leaving behind the legendary characters he created or co-created, including Black …

  8. Footages, Religiosity, And Other Trending Words This Week

    Halloween. Cardi B. And, of course, the goings on in Washington D.C. They all had an effect on Dictionary.com’s trending words list. But, how much and what words? Dig in, and find out! Footages Convinced Cardi B had made up the word footages in an Instagram video, thousands of fans rushed to Dictionary.com to find out whether the “I Like It” singer had just mangled …

  9. Funner, Gender, And Other Trending Words This Week

    From NASCAR tracks to Washington, D.C., here are the words that were blowing up the Dictionary.com trending charts this week. Funner Semi-retired NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped the word funner on Twitter last weekend, drawing out the language snobs to correct him on his usage. There’s just one problem: Funner is, in fact, a word! Informal though it may be, the word that spiked 2,144% …

  10. Emasculate, Incel And Other Trending Words This Week

    A babywearing dad. A former White House photographer. A long-running TV show. What do they all have in common? Spots on the Dictionary.com Trending Words of the Week list! Emasculate British TV presenter Piers Morgan took aim at actor Daniel Craig this week, poking fun at the James Bond star for babywearing his little girl. Morgan hashtagged the potshot #EmasculatedBond, sending searches for emasculate up …

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