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Friday, 3 November 2017

Collins Dictionary: See 2017 Word Of The Year - Thanks To Donald Trump

One of President Donald Trump's favorite phrases, “fake news”, has been named “word of the year” by dictionary publisher, Collins.

Announcing the winner, U.K.-based Collins Dictionary said the term “fake news” saw an “unprecedented” rise with usage of the term increasing 365 percent since 2016.

Defining “fake news” as meaning “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting,” Collins said the word had come top of its annual assessment of the most used words in the English language and will now have its own entry in next year’s dictionary.

Last year Collins chose “Brexit.”

What would you say is "the word of the year" in Nigeria?

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