#WOTD: 2021’s Word of The Year

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Speaking of vaccine, it is chosen by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as Word of the Year for 2021.

Another version, ‘vax,’ is the Word of the Year picked by Oxford Dictionaries.

Dictionary.com, on the other hand, chose ‘allyship’ amongst other popular words such as ‘vaccine,’ ‘critical race theory,’ and ‘burnout.’
The picking of ‘allyship’ is the first time that a new word to the dictionary gets chosen as Word of the Year.

Note: According to Dictionary.com, to become an ally is to ‘advocate and actively work for the inclusion of a marginalized or politicized group in all areas of society, not as a member of that group but in solidarity with its struggle and point of view and under its leadership.’

The Cambridge Dictionary has chosen ‘perseverance,’ with the word being related to NASA’s Perseverance Rover landing on Mars.

The last but not least, the Collins Dictionary chose ‘NFT’ or non-fungible token, which means ‘the unique digital identifier that records ownership of a digital asset.’

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, 15 January 2022.

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