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