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Lockdown named word of the year by Collins Dictionary

Nov 09 2020

Lockdown, the noun that has come to define so many lives across the world in 2020, has been named word of the year by Collins Dictionary with a 6000% increase in usage compared to 2019.

Other pandemic-related words such as coronavirus, social distancing, self-isolate and furlough were on the dictionary’s list of the top 10 words. The abbreviation BLM, for Black Lives Matter, also made the shortlist.

Source: The Guardian

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