Xenophobia is the Word of the Year for Dictionary.com

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How Xenophobia became Dictionary.com’s word of the year and what that means.

Xenophobia is Dictionary.com‘s Word of the Year for 2016. According to Dictionary.com, the definition of Xenophobia is “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” Due to prominent news stories such as the US presidential race, the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, and the Syrian refugee crisis there has been a focus on fear and hate on those who are different.

Xenophobia reflected the worldwide interest in the unfortunate rise of fear of otherness in 2016, making it the clear choice for Word of the Year,” said Liz McMillan, CEO, Dictionary.com.

 

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