Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year


"Justice." It means different things to different people. And for Merriam-Webster, one of the definitions for "justice" — is that it's the 2018 word of the year. Editor-at-large Peter Sokolowski says the word experienced specific spikes in lookups on the company's website for much of the year. Among the dictionary's runners-up this year are "maverick," which spiked after the death of Sen. John McCain, and "respect," which did the same after Aretha Franklin died.

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Dawn Kamber