READ: Merriam-Webster Chooses The Word Of 2017

Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has named its word of the year for 2017: feminism.

Merriam-Webster explains, "The word was a top lookup throughout the year, with several spikes that corresponded to various news reports and events." The dictionary's editors use a formula that weighs the raw number of lookups with current events to come up with a list every year. Here's the Top 10:

  1. Feminism
  2. Complicit
  3. Recuse
  4. Empathy
  5. Dotard
  6. Syzygy
  7. Gyro
  8. Federalism
  9. Hurricane
  10. Gaffe
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