Merriam-Webster Dictionary Announces 'They' Word of the Year
Searches for the term have risen by 313 percent in the last year
The nonbinary pronoun "they" has been named Merriam-Webster's word of the year. The American English dictionary revealed that searches for the term have risen by 313 percent in the last year.
The definition of "they" as a nonbinary pronoun was added to the three other separate definitions of the word in September.
Merriam-Webster said in a statement that the word of the year winner was determined by data.
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