Our word of the year has “lex-appeal”.
The 2008 Word of the Year is….
The word of the year is locavore!
The Oxford word of the year is…
By Kandice Rawlings
Selfie – the Oxford Word of the Year for 2013 – is a neologism defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website”.
Here at Oxford, we love words. We love when they have ancient histories, we love when they have double-meanings, we love when they appear in alphabet soup, and we love when they are made up.
Jessica Prentice talks about how she coined the word of the year.