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What's Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2016?


The dictionary publishers said, in a release, that searches for the word peaked three noticeable times throughout the year — the largest and latest surge was right after the 2016 U.S. election.

Other words in the running included "Bigly" and "deplorables".

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