Dictionary.com’s word of the year will break your heart

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f298850%2f3ad870cba91c41b79583f9d616d0b879

Feed-twFeed-fb

In a year in which the president-elect of the United States made severely restricting Muslim immigration and building a wall between America and Mexico primary parts of his election platform, it’s no surprise that Dictionary.com chose “xenophobia” as its word of the year.

The site defines “xenophobia” as “1.fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers; 2.fear or dislike of the customs, dress, etc., of people who are culturally different from oneself.” 

In a statement, Dictionary.com noted the underlying theme of major news stories in 2016 led to the choice of “xenophobia.” These stories included the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Brexit vote, police shootings, Syria’s refugee crisis and transsexual rights. Read more…

More about Dictionary, Brexit, Donald Trump, Xenophobia, and Entertainment