Oxford Picks 'Youthquake' as Its 2017 Word of the Year

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Oxford Picks 'Youthquake' as Its 2017 Word of the Year | Time

Read more: http://time.com/5065946/oxford-word-of-the-year-2017/

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Word of the Year 2017 is… youthquake

The noun, youthquake, is defined as ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’.

Why was ‘youthquake’ chosen?

The data collated by our editors shows a fivefold increase in usage of youthquake in 2017 compared to 2016, the word having first struck in a big way in June with the UK’s general election at its epicentre.

Read more: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word- ... -year-2017
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