American Dialect Society 2016 Words of the Year

ACADEME BLOG

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

POLITICAL WORD OF THE YEAR

deplorables (basket of): epithet used by Clinton in speech about Trump supporters

nasty woman: epithet used by Trump addressing Clinton in final presidential debate

Pantsuit Nation: popular Facebook group for Clinton supporters

post-truth: belonging to a time in which facts matter less than beliefs and emotions

unpresidented: erroneous version of unprecedented in a tweet by Trump

 

DIGITAL WORD OF THE YEAR

fam: one’s crew, squad, circle of friends, etc.

Harambe: gorilla killed at Cincinnati Zoo, launching numerous tributes and memes

tweetstorm: series of connected tweets about a particular subject, often a passionate rant

@: (verb) reply on Twitter using the @ symbol

 

SLANG WORD OF THE YEAR

fire: (adj.) cool, fun, stylish

receipts: proof (as in “show me the receipts”)

slay: succeed, be excellent or amazing

woke

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