USA Today: What’s the top word of 2020? ‘Pandemic,’ Merriam-Webster declares

USA Today: What’s the top word of 2020? ‘Pandemic,’ Merriam-Webster declares. “The word took on urgent specificity in March, when the coronavirus outbreak was designated a pandemic, but it started to trend up on Merriam-Webster.com as early as January and again in February when the first U.S. deaths and outbreaks on cruise ships occurred.”

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