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Merriam-Webster's word of the year in 2018 was "justice," while in 2017 it was "feminism," preceded by "surreal" in 2016. Other terms that were widely searched for in 2019 were "quid pro quo," "impeach," "crawdad" and "egregious."
When the word was added, Merriam-Webster revealed that it had evidence in its files of the word dating back to 1950. The spike in searches for the word was so "significant and sustained" that it stood apart from other popular entries.
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