2015 Words of the Year

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As 2015 is coming to an end, Oxford dictionary put out it’s annual word of the year list. And for the first time ever the winner of word of the year is not a word at all but, an emoji.

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The word of the year is an emoji, commonly known as the “laughing until crying emoji.” This emoji was chosen because it conveys how people demonstrate many emotions in the year 2015.

ad blocker, noun: A piece of software designed to prevent advertisements from appearing on a web page.

Brexit, noun: A term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, from British + exit.

Dark Web, noun: The part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.

on fleek, adjectival phrase: Extremely good, attractive, or stylish.

lumbersexual, noun: A young urban man who cultivates an appearance and style of dress (typified by a beard and check shirt) suggestive of a rugged outdoor lifestyle.

refugee, noun: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

sharing economy, noun: An economic system in which assets or services are shared between private individuals, either for free or for a fee, typically by means of the Internet.

they (singular), pronoun: Used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.

 

Source: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com

 

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