Merriam-Webster Picks "They" for Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster just announced its pick for Word of the Year and while it's not exactly a NEW word, it's taken on a new meaning in modern times.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2019 is . . . "they." Specifically when it's used as a gender-neutral replacement for "he or she," or as the pronoun for a person with a nonbinary gender identity.

The number of people looking up "they" on Merriam-Webster's website went up 313% in 2019.


What is YOUR word of 2019?



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