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"Lockdown" Is The Word Of The Year- But Meghan Also Made The List

"Lockdown" Is The Word Of The Year - But Meghan Also Made The List
December 26, 2020 - 10:12 / Liam MacLellan

Collins Dictionary annually selects a shortlist of ten frequently used terms, with one of these selections being the word of the year. Most of the terms were related to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Duchess Meghan made the list as well. The reason why is probably not a surprise for fans of the Royal family...

The British online dictionary chose "lockdown" as the Word of the Year in 2020. According to Collins, this was "because it is a unifying experience for billions of people across the world". Other popular terms related to the pandemic made the shortlist including, "social distancing" and "key worker".

So why did Duchess Meghan earn a spot? Well, Meghan and Prince Harry's decision to leave their royal duties, led to the term "Megxit" being used by the British media. The couple's departure made headlines across the world, so it's no surprise that the pair have made it into the top ten. Other trends like "mukbang" and "TikToker" were also chosen by Collins Dictionary as some of the top words of the year. Watch the video above to find out more!

"Lockdown" Is The Word Of The Year - But Meghan Also Made The List

"Lockdown" Is The Word Of The Year - But Meghan Also Made The List