Top Ten Words of the Year for 2004


The most frequently looked-up word in the online version of the American dictionary, Merriam-Webster's, was blog.   A blog is a noun short for Weblog, which originated in 1999 to describe a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.   In the Guardian newspaper online, you can also find a Gamesblog, a Guideblog, and an Onlineblog.

Below is a list of the top ten most looked-up words for this year:


1. Blog
2. Incumbent 
3. Electoral
4. Insurgent
5. Hurricane
6. Cicada
7. Peloton
8. Partisan
9. Sovereignty
10. Defenestration

Source: Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2004



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