Oxford Dictionaries #WordOfTheYear: YOUTHQUAKE: Recognizing the Power of Young Voters

YOUTHQUAKE is the Oxford Dictionaries #WordOfTheYear 2017.

"As 2017 draws to a close, we turn to language to help us mark where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are heading.

One word has been judged as not only reflective of the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of this past year, but as having lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 is… youthquake.

The noun, youthquake, is defined as ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’."

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