The Merriam-Webster dictionary called “feminism” with the word 2017
Moscow. 12 Dec. INTERFAX.RU American dictionary Merriam-Webster has named the word 2017 “feminism”.
On the website of the dictionary notes that the word “feminism” in this year was the largest number of queries.
For the year it is several times reached a peak of popularity. For the first time demands have increased on the January “March of women”, the second time when the adviser of the President of the United States, Kellyann Conway stated that she does not consider herself a feminist. The increased interest in the way the user dictionary is shown after the premiere of the series “the handmaid’s Tale” and movie “Wonder woman”. The last peak query came at the end of the year, when the media began to publish stories related to sexual harassment.
Also in the top ten most popular words became complicit (“involved”), which is often used in connection with the administration of U.S. President Donald trump. In addition, there is the word recuse (“recuse myself”), empathy (“empathy”), syzygy (“syzygy” — the alignment of three or more astronomical bodies within the Solar system on a straight line). It became a popular word gaffe (“blunder”), related queries raised after the ceremony “Oscar” of 2017, which confused the nominees for the title of “best film”.
35,000% increase in the requests for word by dotard on (“crazy old man”), after it was used by the North Korean Agency KCNA in the comments of the leader of DPRK Kim Jong-UN about trump.
Previously, the Collins dictionary chose one of the favorite expressions of the trump phrase of the year.