Dictionary.com just released their Word of the Year for 2017. They're the second place to reveal their pick . . . Collins Dictionary announced their choice a few weeks ago.
And, like you'd expect, we're two-for-two on words related to the current political situation in this country.
Collins Dictionary went with "fake news." And now Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is . . . "complicit." The definition is, quote, "Choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others."
They say the searches for complicit have had three jumps this year:
Once after an "SNL" sketch with a commercial parody advertising a perfume by Ivanka Trump called "Complicit" . . . once when Ivanka said she didn't know what it meant to be "complicit" . . .
And once after Senator Jeff Flake announced he wouldn't be running for another term because he didn't want to be complicit with what the president is doing.