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    What is the 2018’s word of the year?

    What is the 2018’s word of the year?

    Planet desk | 05 January 2019 | 9:53 pm

    Do you know which word or phrase has been picked up as the word of the year, 2018? ‘Tender-age shelter’ is the word of the last year. The American Dialect Society chose it as the word of the year at its annual conference held in New York City on 4 January, 2019. The phrase ‘tender-age shelter’ is used to describe facilities to house babies and young children separated from their parents at the USA-Mexico border. The Society also named ‘The Wall’ as the ‘political word of the year’ referring to president Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. At the conference, techlash is named as the digital word of the year 2018. Words of the year in other categories are also named at the annual conference which is listed below :

    WORD OF THE YEAR
    tender-age camp/shelter/facility: government detention center for children of asylum seekers

    POLITICAL WORD OF THE YEAR
    (the) wall: proposed barrier along the US/Mexico border to prevent illegal crossings
    DIGITAL WORD OF THE YEAR
    techlash: backlash against tech innovators

    SLANG/INFORMAL WORD OF THE YEAR
    yeet: indication of surprise or excitement

    Most Useful
    Voldemorting: avoiding mention of unpleasant person or topic by using a replacement term

    MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
    single-use: to be used once and destroyed

    MOST CREATIVE
    white caller crime: white people calling police on black people for doing mundane things

    EUPHEMISM OF THE YEAR
    racially charged: circumlocution for “racist”

    WTF WORD OF THE YEAR
    deleted family unit : bureaucratic term referring to asylum-seeking families whose children were removed

    HASHTAG OF THE YEAR
    #nottheonion: reporting something true that seems like satire from The Onion

    EMOJI OF THE YEAR
    thinking face (indicating bemused pondering)

    Here to mention that in 2017, ‘fake news’ was the word of the year.

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