The American Dialect Society chose “tender age shelters” as their Word of the Year (WotY) for 2018 last night thus bringing the annual Word of the Year season to a close. Information about the ADS vote is HERE.
The Word of the Year season opened in November when Collins Dictionary announced “single-use” as their word of the year. Other dictionaries followed suit with their announcements of these choices:
Now that the WotY season is complete, logophiles turn their attention to 2019 to watch, study and listen to the words that will shape the year. We’re just five days in, and already some words are emerging as contenders for WotY status:
Acting (as in Acting AG, Acting Chief of Staff, Acting UN Ambassador, etc.)
Shutdown / Trump Shutdown
Join us next December when we count down the words that will characterize the year. All the fun will happen HERE.
NOTE: In the "WTF Word of the Year" category, "deleted family unit" was added with a nomination from the floor, and it won the category.
Below: Here's how the vote went down: