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    ‘Feminism’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word of 2017

    Hear it roar. The dictionary defines its pick as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” “Feminism” got 70 percent more searches than last year, especially relating to its second definition: “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.” It spiked after January’s women’s marches, Kellyanne Conway’s disavowal of the concept, buzz over The Handmaid’s Tale and Wonder Woman, and the ongoing power of the #MeToo movement. Merriam-Webster’s other popular searches included “empathy” and “dotard,” while Dictionary.com named “complicit” as its word of 2017.

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