The Oxford Dictionary's 'Word of the Year' for 2018 is depressing AF

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Guess it's better than one of the other top contenders, incel.

Oxford University Press, publishers of Oxford Dictionaries, has today announced that they have selected the 'Word of the Year' for 2018 and well, while it's pretty fitting... it's also damn depressing. 

The word that has won out the title for this year is: toxic. 

In a video shared to social media, Oxford defined the word toxic as "poisonous" and went on to state that a large number of people have been using the word to describe things and events this year. 

Oxford revealed that uses like "toxic masculinity", "toxic stress", "toxic politics" and "toxic chemicals" all played a part in the selection of this word. 

And before you ask, yes. They paid due credit to Brittany for propelling the word all those years ago with her banger, 'Toxic'.

Wanna know what other words made the shortlist for this year? Most of them were equally soul-destroying including: gaslighting, incel, techlash, gammon, big d**k energy, cakeism, overtousim and orbiting.

So, yeah. If this doesn't make you question the state of society at present, we're not sure what will.

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Written By Stephanie Nuzzo
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