'Feminism,' Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017, as listed in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
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The words are added to the online dictionary first, before some are later added to print updates of the company's popular Collegiate Dictionary, which according to company spokeswoman Meghan Lunghi, has sold more than 50 million copies since 1898, making it the "best-selling hardcover book after the Bible".The latest additions include mostly new words, or phrases, but also some old words with new meanings or applications.Some of the words have been around for decades, but are included in the dictionary because of increased usage.Popular culture is a common source of new words, such as buzzy, an adjective that literally means creating a buzz, such as a "buzzy new movie".
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