Dictionary Names Its Word of the Year

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Dictionary Names Its Word of the Year

Collins Dictionaries is out with its top 10 words of the year—and its accompanying definitions are pretty amusing. Here's a sampling, with "binge-watch" taking the No. 1 spot:

  • Binge-watch: "To watch a large number of television programs (especially all the shows from one series) in succession"
  • Dadbod: "An untoned and slightly plump male physique, esp one considered attractive"
  • Shaming: "The act or practice of attempting to embarrass a person or group by drawing attention to their perceived offence, esp on social media"

  • Ghosting: "The act or an instance of ending a romantic relationship by not responding to attempts to communicate by the other party"
  • Manspreading: "The practice by a male passenger on public transport of sitting with his legs wide apart, so denying space to passengers beside him"
The full list is a fun read, or you can check out a story that combines Nos. 2 ("dadbod") and 3 ("shaming") here. (More TV binge-watching stories.)

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