'Lockdown' is Collins Dictionary Word of the Year
'Lockdown' is Collins Dictionary Word of the Year

London (AFP) – Collins Dictionary said on Tuesday that “lockdown” is its Word of The Year in 2020 following a dramatic increase in usage during the spread of Covid-19. Lexicographers said they picked the word because it had become synonymous with the experience of populations across the world as governments look to curb the coronavirus pandemic. “It is a unifying experience for billions of people across the world, who have had collectively to play their part in combating the spread of COVID-19,” publishers Harper Collins said.Collins registered more than a quarter of a million usages of “lockd…

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