Dictionary.com Word of the Year is ‘Complicit’
DICTIONARY.COM NAMES "COMPLICIT" AS 2017'S WORD OF THE YEAR
(CNN) – Dictionary.com has revealed it’s word of the year for 2017 and it’s “complicit”.
The site defines “complicit” as “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act” and “having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing”.
Interest in the word spiked in March when “Saturday Night Live” aired a fake commercial for “complicit” perfume.
A month later, president Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, told CBS that she didn’t know what it meant to be complicit.
The word returned to the news in October when Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake announced his retirement by saying “he would not be complicit” about the current political climate.
And “complicit” has also come up in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men.