Did you hear the news? Dictionary.com chose “complicit” as the Word of the Year.
Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins and etymologies, and audio pronunciations.
Scarlett Johansson helped to make the word very popular this year. Her performance in a satirical perfume ad on “Saturday Night Live” generated a huge increase in the search for the meaning of the word.
Com·plic·it is an adjective. It means that someone is involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.
In a press release, Dictionary.com said online searches of this word increased by 300 percent over 2016. The word received the support of the staff of Dictionary,com which included lexicographers, marketing folks, product teams, and the CEO, Liz McMillan.
CNET covered the story as well. Click here.