President Trump’s favourite term ‘fake news’ has won the annual Colins word of the year award.
Colins is a popular publisher of dictionary and for the last few years have been awarding words or phrases with word of the year.
Fake News which is a word Trump uses quite often when taking on mainstream media gained massive popularity this year with its use increasing by 365%.
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.
Previous Collins’ Word of the Year Winners include;
2016 – Brexit: Noun meaning “the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union”.
2015 – Binge-watch: Verb meaning “to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession”.
2014 – Photobomb: Verb meaning “spoiling a photograph by stepping in front of them as the photograph is taken, often doing something silly such as making a funny face”.
2013 – Geek: Countable noun meaning “someone who is skilled with computers, and who seems more interested in them than in people”.