And the word of the year is…

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Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2004

Based on your online lookups, the #1 Word of the Year for 2004 was :

noun [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.

Click on each of the other words in the Top Ten List for their definitions in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:

 2. incumbent
 3. electoral
 4. insurgent
 5. hurricane
 6. cicada
 7. peloton : noun (1951) : the main body of riders in a bicycle race
 8. partisan
 9. sovereignty
10. defenestration

And just how does a word get into a Merriam-Webster dictionary, you ask ?

Posted: Jeu. - Décembre 16, 2004 at 02:23 PM