We have picked up many phrases in the last decade…

And over the past 10 years, there’s one phrase that has truly stuck. Macquarie Dictionary’s “word of the decade” is Donal Trump’s 2016 born “fake news”!

“Fake news” outperformed other popular phrases including 2020’s people’s choice, “Karen”.

Other contenders included, “mansplain”, “first world problems”, “Me Too” and “Cancel Culture”.

WINNERS FROM EACH YEAR:

2011:

“Burkini” (committee’s choice)

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“Racking” (people’s choice)

2012:

“Phantom vibration syndrome” (committee’s choice)

“First World Problem” (people’s choice)

2013:

“Infovore” (committee’s choice)

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“Onesie” (people’s choice)

2014:

“Mansplain” (committee’s choice)

“Share plate” (people’s choice)

2015:

“Captain’s call” (committee’s choice and people’s choice)

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2016:

“Fake news” (committee’s choice)

“Halal snack pack” (people’s choice)

2017:

“Milkshake duck” (committee’s choice)

“Framily” (people’s choice)

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2018:

“Me Too” (committee’s choice)

“Single-use” (People’s choice)

2019:

“Cancel culture” (committee’s choice)

“Robodebt” (people’s choice)

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2020:

“Doomscrolling” (committee’s choice)

“Karen” (people’s choice)

 

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