Word of the Year 2013 is here!

Jan 07, 2014

What's your favourite word from 2013?

Showrooming, freedom camping, eye tracking, one-punch law, yolo or mud run? This is just a taste of the new entries for 2013.

The time to decide what will be the 2013 Word of the Year is here!

Voting for the annual Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year opens on 7th January 2014. Last year's winners were phantom vibration syndrome and First World problem. What will this year's winners be?

Nominations are from the new words selected for inclusion in the annual update of the Macquarie Dictionary Online in 2013. 

There are a number of categories for selection with the overall winner being selected by the Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year Committee from those deemed most worthy in each category according to the votes of dictionary users. The categories are:

Agriculture, Arts, Business, Colloquial, Communications, Eating and Drinking, Environment, Fashion, General Interest, Health, Internet, Politics, Social Interest, Sport, Technology

There are five words nominated in each category. Visitors and subscribers should vote for the word which they think is the most valuable contribution to the English language in 2013 in that category. 

Voting will take place from 7th January 2014 ending at midnight on Friday 31st January. 

The Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year Committee comprises:
Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney
Professor Stephen Garton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney
Anne Bell, Director of University Libraries, University of Sydney
Catriona Menzies-Pike, Arts Editor, The Conversation
Susan Butler, Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary

This committee will decide the overall winner for the Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year which will be announced on Tuesday 4th February 2014.

Vote now!


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