"In the past few decades, the term has evolved to take on a more nuanced and specific meaning," the website's John Kelly said about the word "allyship."
Vaccine was chosen in part because of a 608 percent increase in the number of times the word was searched in 2020 and a 1,048 percent increase this year.
The pronoun "iel" is gaining increased usage across France, but it has also generated detractors.
Merriam-Webster said "anti-vaxxer" is also used particularly often to describe "a parent who opposes having his or her child vaccinated."
In case you weren't aware, it's defined as "a disease prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world."
In the dictionary's breakdown of the "usage of preference," it noted that the term, when used to refer to sexual orientation, "is widely considered offensive."
"Schadenfreude," which translates to "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others," was used frequently on Friday.
Dictionary.com defines "jabroni" as "a wrestler whose purpose is to lose matches against headlining wrestlers in order to build up the status and fame of the headliners."
Collins Dictionary defined the verb "milkshake" as the act of throwing "a milkshake or similar drink over a public figure in order to humiliate him or her."
Nomophobia joins Jedi and lightsaber as new additions to the dictionary.
"In addition to 'impeach,' both 'quid pro quo' and 'Rubicon' were notably higher in lookups than usual," the dictionary stated on its website.
"Many of our greatest strides—from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote for women—have been led by people of faith," Trump said.
"My name is Kamala Khan. And I'm here to take out the trash."
A Wikipedia for the deaf strives to improve sign-to-spoken-word translation.
Today, Oxford Dictionaries launched an initiative to discover the least popular words in the English language
Twerking existed in the 1820s, the Oxford English Dictionary says.
An update to Dictionary.com's database includes words about cybercrime, pop culture and gaming.