I do an annual “Word of the Year” feature, sharing the choices from various organizations around the world.

Only a few have been chosen so far, but the pace will pick up over the next few weeks and I’ll be adding links to this post.

You can see all my vocabulary-related “Best” lists, including previous editions of “Words Of The Year,” here.

I’m adding this post to ALL MY END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FOR 2018 IN ONE PLACE!

Here is what I have so far:


‘Single-use’ is Collins’ word of the year for 2018 is from CNN.

Oxford Children’s Word of the Year is “plastic.”

Plastic revealed as Children’s Word Of The Year by OUP for Chris Evans Breakfast Show’s 500 Words is from The BBC.

Oxford Dictionary’s Word of 2018 says a lot about how we feel as a planet is from NBC News.

‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, beating out ‘lodestar’ and ‘nationalism’ is from The Washington Post.

‘Justice’ Prevails as 2018 Word of the Year is from The NY Times.

Annual List of Words and Phrases to Banish