Dictionary.com Names Its Word Of The Year: XENOPHOBIA

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You’ve heard it in the news and you’ve seen it online. Now, it’s official: Dictionary.com has named “xenophobia” its Word of the Year.

Similar to last year’s WOTY, “identity”, the use of “xenophobia” has spiked in recent months, thanks to the U.S. election, the Brexit vote, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

“Dictionary.com is right to make xenophobia the word of the year, but it is also one of the biggest threats we face,” says a public policy professor at Berkeley. “It is not a word to be celebrated. It is a sentiment to be fought.”

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