Word of the Year for 2020?


  • Collins Dictionary has declared "lockdown" the Word Of The Year for 2020 after a sharp rise in its usage during the pandemic.
  • "It encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people."
  • Other words in the running this year according to Collins: "social distancing", "self-isolate", and "furlough", "pandemic"
  • Megxit,” a term to describe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping back as senior members of the royal family earlier this year, and “TikToker,” and “BLM.” were also very popular.

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