Merriam-Webster selects 'Justice' as its 2018 Word of the Year

Published on December 21, 2018
Merriam-Webster has declared 'Justice' as the 2018 Word Of The Year.
Merriam-Webster selects 'Justice' as its 2018 Word of the Year
  • As per Merriam-Webster, the word 'Justice' is used in many phrases like racial justice, social justice and obstruction of justice.

About Merriam-Webster:

  • Merriam-Webster is a US company famous for its dictionaries and also known for reference books that it publishes.
  • It was founded by George and Charles Merriam in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1828.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. acquired Merriam-Webster in 1964 as its subsidiary company.

Interesting to know:

  • Every year Merriam-Webster, the American dictionary-publishing company, publishes the List of Words of the Year.
  • The 'List of Words of the Year' contains ten English language words of the year.
  • The company started publishing the list in 2003 and have been publishing at the end of every year since then.
  • Initially, the company chose the words based on popular searches on its website.
  • Since 2006, the words in the list are selected by an online poll and by suggestions from readers.
  • The words selected by Merriam Webster are usually a reflection of the events that take place during that year.

Some previous examples of 'Word of the Year':

  • The Word of the Year for 2005 was 'Integrity'.
  • The Word of the Year for 2016 was 'Surreal'. 
  • The Word of the Year for 2017 was 'Feminism'.


Q. Who has declared 'Justice' as the 2018 Word Of The Year?
a. Oxford Dictionary
b. Merriam-Webster
c. Wren and Martin
d. None of the above

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