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Refudiate: New Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year

January 5, 2011

According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, “refudiate” is the word of the year 2010. It’s a verb “used loosely to mean reject”, a mix of “refute” and “repudiate” (http://blog.oup.com/2010/11/refudiate-2/).

 “Crowdsourcing” and “webisode” were among the finalists, as was “retweet” (used as a verb for reposting or forwarding a tweet or as a noun for a reposted or forwarded tweet).

 (A tweet is a message posted on Twitter, which cannot exceed 140 characters).

 And for the curious minds, here’s a list of terms that have been added to the New Oxford American Dictionary: http://blog.oup.com/2010/09/noad3/.

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