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It's no trick; Merriam-Webster says 'gaslighting' is the word of the year

Added 11-28-22 01:07:02am EST - “Online searches for the word 'gaslighting' on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before, leading the reference publishing company to name it the word of the year.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “It's no trick; Merriam-Webster says 'gaslighting' is the word of the year”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Gas lamps illuminate St. Louis' Gaslight Square on April 2, 1962. "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022. JMH/AP hide caption

Gas lamps illuminate St. Louis' Gaslight Square on April 2, 1962. "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022.

NEW YORK — "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year.

Lookups for the word on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before. But something else happened. There wasn't a single event that drove significant spikes in the curiosity, as it usually goes with the chosen word of the year.

"It's a word that has risen so quickly in the English language, and especially in the last four years, that it actually came as a surprise to me and to many of us," said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large, in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press ahead of Monday's unveiling.

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