The Collins English Dictionary determined that the word Megxit has been one of the most popular of the year.
This term was used for the first time in 2019, when the Anglo-Saxon media used it to refer to staff leaving the duchess’s house Meghan MarkleBut it gained momentum after January 8 of the present, when she and her husband, Prince Henry, announced their intention to leave the British royal family.
Meghan, Harry and little Archie they now live in California, USA.
Collins skillfully monitors word use by studying sources like newspapers and social media. In this way, he also selected other popular words of the year, many of which are related to the pandemic of the COVID-19. Thus, terms such as “essential worker”, “license”, “self-isolation” and “social distancing” were included, among others.
The word of the year for the dictionary is “lockdown” (noun) due to a sharp increase in its use during the pandemic, it details Vanity Fair. Collins said the word “encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people” and its use was recorded more than 250,000 times (up from 4,000 last year). (I)