Caitlyn Jenner Inspires 'Word of the Year'

Dictionary.com chooses 'Identity'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2015 8:43 AM CST
Caitlyn Jenner Inspires 'Word of the Year'
Caitlyn Jenner attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Nov. 9, 2015.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Unlike Oxford Dictionaries, Dictionary.com is sticking with an actual word for its 2015 word of the year: "identity." The site unveiled its choice as "the clear front-runner" Tuesday, noting "many of the year's biggest stories focused on the way in which individuals or members of a group are perceived, understood, accepted, or shut out," in reference to their "gender, sexuality, and race," per Time. It specifically mentioned Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner. The site also said more people searched for words like transgender, cisgender, omnisexual, and gender-fluid over the past year, per CNN. (Check out Collins Dictionaries' top words of the year.)

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