Trending at Merriam-Webster: Week of 3/27
Curious what news sent people to the dictionary this week?
People look up random words all the time, but sometimes a lot of people look up the same word—usually because of something in the zeitgeist, such as a shared experience or event.
This week’s top lookups were (almost) all driven by U.S. politics:
People are curious about legal terms. The news that Trump’s campaign manager was charged with battery led to a surge in lookups for the word on 3/29.
Finally, gullible experienced its usual spike on April 1st. It’s in the dictionary—we promise.
What words do you think will trend next week?