‘Pandemic’ Word of the Year.
The dictionary publisher announced
its 2020 word of the year on Monday.
Often the big news story has a technical word that's associated with it and in this case, the word pandemic is not just technical but has become general. , Merriam-Webster Editor at Large Peter Sokolowski,
via ‘The Associated Press’.
Searches for the word spiked in March when
the World Health Organization declared the
COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic.
Coronavirus, quarantine, mamba and malarkey were
among the runners up based on the site’s search spikes.
COVID-19 was also added to the site’s entries
within a month after being coined in February