The Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year is …

Feb 04, 2014

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Each year the Macquarie Dictionary names a Word of the Year from a shortlist of words that have made a valuable contribution to the language. And it has declared 2013 to be the year … of … the … “infovore”.

The Macquarie defines an infovore as “a person who craves information, especially one who takes advantage of their ready access to it on digital devices”.

Infovore’s selection complements similar technologically-influenced word of the year choices in Britain (the Oxford English Dictionary chose “selfie”) and the US (the American Dialect Society chose the usage “because x”).

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