Merriam-Webster has unveiled its word of the year. “They” was chosen. The updated definition is “to refer to a single person whose gender identity is non-binary.”
This change was added to the dictionary in September. M-W says searches for “they” have risen by 313 percent over the last year.
The nonbinary pronoun "they" has been named Merriam-Webster's word of the year. The American English dictionary revealed that searches for the term have risen by 313% in the last year. https://t.co/uSY29FvHgV
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