What did Merriam-Webster name as the 2020 word of the year?
Based upon a statistical analysis of words that are looked up in extremely high numbers, Merriam-Webster announced what “pandemic” was its 2020 word of the year. “That probably isn’t a big shock,” Peter Sokolowski, editor-at-large for Merriam-Webster, told The Associated Press.
As most of us now know painfully well, a pandemic is defined as “a disease prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world.” The pandemic defined by 2020, and it will define the years to come. It is a consequential word for a consequential year.
Answer: The correct answer is Pandemic