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  1. CNN: What Dictionary.com’s words of the year say about us

    Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2018 is misinformation. Its word last year was complicit. The year before that? Xenophobia.

  2. Washington Post: Word of the year: misinformation. Here’s why.

    The word of the year, according to Dictionary.com, is misinformation.

  3. Fast Company: Why Dictionary.com chose “misinformation,” not “disinformation” as word of the year

    Dictionary.com’s choice for word of the year has become every bit as much of a bellwether as Time magazine’s person of the year. And this year–more so than in years past in my opinion–the editors at Dictionary.com nailed it with their choice of “misinformation.”

  4. Teen Vogue: Dictionary.com Names “Misinformation” Word of the Year 2018

    For the past two years, Dictionary.com has been closely examining the dialogue that has infiltrated our culture. In 2016, its word of the year was “xenophobia”; in 2017, it was “complicit.” This year’s word of the year is another one that keeps popping up: “misinformation.”

  5. LA Times: ‘Misinformation’ is Dictionary.com’s word of the year. Would we lie to you?

    Dictionary.com has named “misinformation” its 2018 word of the year, and that’s not fake news.

  6. AP: Dictionary.com chooses ‘misinformation’ as word of the year

    Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com’s word of the year on the tattered coattails of “toxic,” picked earlier this month…

  7. Medium: Interview with the CEO of Dictionary.com, Elizabeth McMillan

    With Dictionary.com, Elizabeth McMillan has helped to create a company that stands out amongst other companies in similar spheres and has helped shape it into the modern and relevant company it is today.

  8. Fast Company: How Dictionary.com’s Twitter account got so cleverly woke

    The website’s Twitter account now goes far beyond vocabulary-building blasts, seizing instead on words embedded in the public discourse–and expounding on not only their meaning but the intent behind them.

  9. Gizmodo: Dictionary.com Is Very Tired of Your Thirsty Attempts to Get in the Dictionary

    The Dictionary.com team would really like misguided or trolling internet users to stop asking them to add new words to the online dictionary.

  10. MSN: Dictionary.com savagely trolls Virginia football with help of a dad joke

    If you follow Dictionary.com on Twitter, you know jokes, puns and zingers are pretty on brand for the sassy and socially conscious account. And it recently delivered a great one-liner, combining college football with a dad joke pun and a harsh shot at Virginia’s football team.

  11. DatingAdvice: Dictionary.com Gives Singles the Words They Need to Woo Someone Online

    Dictionary.com can help daters up the caliber of their messages by eliminating misspellings, defining slang words, and suggesting synonyms that convey greater meaning. We all use words every day, and we could all use some help translating what is in our hearts and minds into clear terms.

  12. Hosting Advice: From Slang to Emoji, Dictionary.com Tirelessly Documents New Words and Meanings in the Age of Memes, Social Media, and Texting

    Dictionary.com’s modern compilation of definitions includes words coined on social media, new uses for old words, and even emoji. Two Dictionary.com staffers spilled about what it’s like to be a lexicographer (noun; a person who compiles dictionaries), how technology influences language, and why defining a word can sometimes be controversial.

  13. USA Today: Dictionary site weighs in on definition of rookie

    The Rookie of the Year battle between Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons – which has become an argument over who should be eligible for the NBA’s annual award for rooks – took a sartorial turn when the Utah Jazz guard wore a sweater with the definition of the word “rookie” on Tuesday night.

  14. NBC Sports: Bryce Harper gets loudly heckled, immediately goes deep on the next pitch

    Not only would that run prove to be the difference in the Nats 6-5 win, but said fan was then promptly roasted by dictionary.com. Brands, roasting fans, roasting players. Baseball!

  15. CNN Politics: Presidential misspellings create spike in dictionary searches

    According to a report by Dictionary.com, when the President’s account has tweeted misspelled words, it has corresponded with a spike in searches of the same words spelled incorrectly on the website.

  16. Washington Post: Trump’s spelling is so bad, online dictionaries are seeing an ‘unpresidented’ boost in traffic

    Every time Trump tweets a misspelling or misuses a word, there is a surge in dictionary searches for the “exact configuration” of the letters he used, according to data released by Dictionary.com. These searches indicate people are taking it upon themselves to fact-check the president in real time.

  17. Time: A Major Dictionary Has Officially Added Emoji

    Today is a tears-of-joy day for emoji. In a move that reflects the changing nature of communication — and the evolving role of dictionaries — Dictionary.com has officially added explanations for these little pictorial symbols, becoming the first major reference to do so.

  18. Fortune: ‘Netflix and Chill’ and the Poo Emoji Are Now in the Dictionary

    If you’ve ever been confused about the meaning of an emoji someone sends you, now you can look its up definition in the dictionary.

  19. Mashable: Dictionary.com partnered with Save the Children to raise awareness of kids living in conflict zones.

    Words are powerful beyond measure, but they hold different meanings for each person. With that truth in mind, Save the Children — an international organization that fights for children’s rights – enlisted the help of Dictionary.com to show how definitions can vary under different circumstances.

  20. People: Dictionary Trolls President Trump for Bragging About Being ‘Non-Braggadocious’

    Linking to a video of Donald Trump, well, bragging about how “non-braggadocious” he is during a speech Monday in Cincinnati, Dictionary.com tweeted out the definition of the word and seemed to imply that it’s actually a very fitting way to describe the president’s persona.

  1. Dictionary.com Names ‘Complicit’ 2017 Word of the Year

    Word Tied to Trending Data, Global News Events OAKLAND, Calif., November 27, 2017 – Dictionary.com today announced it has named ‘complicit’ as 2017’s Word of the Year. Defined as “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others,” the word is indicative of larger trends that resonated throughout the year, hitting every aspect of today’s culture from politics and news, to …

  2. For When Idioms Make You Feel Like An Idiot

    Online Dictionary Shares Most Looked Up Idioms Internationally & Top New Word Requests OAKLAND, Calif., October 18, 2017 – The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence where the chickens come home to roost, catch my drift? If not, you’re in luck – Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language resource, today released data on the most searched idioms across the globe …

  3. Don’t Want to be an American Idiot: More than Half of Americans Feel More Informed Due to Recent Political Events

    Dictionary.com Study Reveals Shifts in Political Awareness and Vocabulary Since 2016 Presidential Election; Alignment with Site Search Data OAKLAND, Calif., April 18, 2017 – While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half (53%) of overall Americans now feel more informed about current affairs than before the Presidential election, according …

  4. Democracy, Drugs, and Definitions: Alt-Right, Dabbing, and Slay Among New Words Added to Dictionary.com

    OAKLAND, Calif., March, 2017 – From pop culture to pot culture, alt-right to Kpop—the trends, movements, and news of today continue to influence the words and language we use. Today Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language resource, announced more than 300 new words and definitions were added to the dictionary, sharing trends and insights into how and why words within cultural and political discourse …

  5. Dictionary.com Names “Xenophobia” 2016 Word of the Year

    OAKLAND, Calif., November 28, 2016 – Some of the most prominent news stories this year have centered on fear of the “other” – the Brexit vote, police shootings, Syria’s refugee crisis, transsexual rights, and the US presidential race. Because these stories have resonated so deeply in the cultural consciousness over the last 12 months, Dictionary.com has chosen xenophobia as its Word of the Year. The …

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