Why did Dictionary.com choose Xenophobia as word of the year 2016?

Xenophobia is Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year. Over the past year Dictionary.com has added words like “Pokémon,” “woke,” “butthurt,” and “ghosting,” to it’s word catalog. However none of these words was chosen as 2016’s word of the year. Instead, the online dictionary went with “xenophobia”, as it’s word of the year 2016. So why was […]

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