No surprises here — pandemic is Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020
- Merriam-Webster has announced its word of the year and not so surprisingly, it’s ‘pandemic.’
- With the coronavirus pandemic having infected over 63 million people worldwide, the COVID-19 virus has been the only thing on people’s minds this year.
- Earlier this month, the Oxford dictionary had announced that no one word could sum up 2020. Instead, it had gone on to release “words of the unprecedented year.”
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