Merriam-Webster declares ‘they’ its 2019 word of the year

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NEW YORK (AP) | A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own.

The language mavens at Merriam-Webster have declared the personal pronoun their word of the year based on a 313% increase in look-ups on the company’s search site, Merriam-Webster.com, this year when compared with 2018.

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Nonbinary pronoun ‘they’ added to dictionary

By : Jeremy Williams
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Merriam-Webster announced via Twitter Sept. 17 that the nonbinary pronoun “they” will be added to its dictionary.

The definition reads, “Used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.”

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