Cary McMillan

'Complicit' is's word of the year

'Complicit' is's word of the year

Inspired by queries based on current events including the Trump family, Russia scandals, and a rash of celebrities being accused of sexual misconduct, the reference website has named “complicit” its word of the year for 2017.

The website announced the selection Monday, noting that the word is “indicative of larger trends that resonated throughout the year, hitting every aspect of today’s culture from politics and news, to environmental issues, business, tech, and more.”

“Lookups for the word complicit increased by nearly 300% in searches in 2017 as compared to 2016,” said...

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