Webster’s Reveal Their Word of the Year


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Source: AP

In a word that pretty much sums up 2016, Merriam-Webster revealed their “Word of the Year” – Surreal.


The dictionary sums up the word as meaning, “Marked by the intense irrationality of a dream” and “Unbelievable, Fantastic.”

Merriam-Webster tracks searches on its website to come up with the top word of the year. Surreal joins dictionary.com’s top word of ‘xenophobia’ and Oxford dictionary’s top word of ‘post-truth.’

Surreal is a relatively new word, founded during the 1920’s movement of Surrealism, where a group of painters, poets and filmmakers sought to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.”


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